After a break of 523 years, spirit is once again flowing from the copper stills at Lindores Abbey. With Lindores Abbey’s widely recognised links to the earliest written reference to Scotch Whisky and learning as much as we can from the great Scottish distillers around us, past and present, we are bringing a very modern whisky-making approach to this ancient site. ‘For the whisky lover, it is a pilgrimage.’ – Acclaimed whisky writer Michael Jackson
Lindores Abbey Distillery and visitor centre opened its doors in August 2017, heralding the revival of the site of the earliest written reference to Scotch whisky production and its vision for future preservation. With an innovative distillery, three stills from Forsyths of Rothes; a centre celebrating the remarkable heritage of Lindores Abbey’s founding Tironensian monks via a stunning cloister exhibition and events space; and tours of the abbey ruins on the banks of the River Tay which were founded in 1192 by David Earl of Huntingdon on land given to him by his brother King William I and which have played host to generations of Scottish royalty – and even William Wallace.