Lindores Distillery

After a break of 523 years, spirit is once again flowing from the copper stills at Lindores Abbey Distillery.

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.

Although now best known as the Spiritual Home of Scotch Whisky, the history of Lindores Abbey itself dates back to 1191. The wealthy Abbey entertained monarchs such as David II, Edward I of England and Robert the Bruce; Scotland’s greatest national hero William Wallace rested here; three puissant knights swore their loyalty to The Bruce in this sacred space and many important Scottish historical figures sought solace and even eternal rest within the grounds.

The Whisky part of our history starts in 1494 and owes its origins to the Tironensian monks that lived at Lindores Abbey, or the ‘Church by the Water’, over half a millennium ago.

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