Lindores Single Malt Scotch Whisky MCDXCIV (1494)
Lindores Abbey is the officially recognised site of the first recorded distillation of Scotch whisky. It was back in 1494 that King James IV commissioned Brother John Cor at Lindores Abbey to make aqua vitae with eight bolls of malt. After a break of almost 523 years the stills at Lindores Abbey Distillery are flowing. Twenty years in the making and we can now enjoy a whisky again from where it all began.
Distilled, matured and bottled in Scotlands Lowland region this whisky has spent it’s years maturing in ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and STR ex-Burgundy red wine casks. This whisky is packed full of flavour. Bottled at 46% ABV and available in limited numbers.
One of the longest wash fermentation periods in the Scotch Whisky Industry at 117 hours coupled with an unusual sister spirit stills set up helps achieve the Distillery Manager’s goal of producing a malt of remarkable character for its age.
The Sister Spirit Stills “Poppy” & “Gee”, named after Drew and Helens’ two daughters, help enhance and refine , through additional copper contact in the spirit distillation phase, the wonderful flavours captured in the long fermentation period.
The resultant, award winning, new make spirit is further enhanced by maturation in a selection of Bourbon Barrels, Wine Barriques and Sherry Butts.