Lindores Abbey Distillery


Abbey Road
KY14 6HH
United Kingdom

Status: Operational

Established: 2016

Owner: Not supplied

Capacity: 150,000 litres

Visitor Policy: Visitors welcome throughout the year

Tel: +44 (0)1337 842 547

The brainchild of Drew McKenzie-Smith and his wife Helen, construction on Lindores Abbey Distillery started summer 2016 with the first spirit flowing from the stills on Wednesday 13th December 2017. The distillery is sited next to the ancient ruins of the 12th century abbey built by French Tironesian Monks.

In 1494, Friar John Cor, a monk at Lindores Abbey, paid duty on malt to make ‘aqua vitae’ for the king. Recorded in the Exchequer roll, this is the first known written evidence of whisky distillation in Scotland, leading to the abbey being considered the ‘spiritual home’ of Scotch whisky by some.