ABBEY COMMEMORATIVE BOTTLING
featured recently on Sky News, BBC World, CNN and News 24, the
inaugural commemorative bottling of Lindores Abbey 30 Year Old
Pure Malt whisky is now available.
ancient abbey of Lindores in Fife is known as the 'Birthplace
of Scotch Whisky' and the release of this first specialist bottling
has already attracted the attention of whisky enthusiasts worldwide.
bottles and their wooden presentation boxes are hand numbered,
and include a unique Angels share certificate, declaring that
as the purchaser of one of the signed bottles, they have genuinely
contributed towards the upkeep and preservation of Lindores Abbey,
"The Birthplace of Scotch Whisky".
at £150.00 per bottle, a royalty from every bottle sold
will be donated to the Lindores Abbey Preservation Trust. Whisky
giants Diagio have led the way by donating a substantial sum to
this fund. Initially the money raised will be used to make the
Abbey site safe for visitors, with further plans for a visitor
centre and micro distillery in the pipeline.
earliest recording of Scotland's national drink appears in the
Exchequer Rolls in 1494 which states that Friar John Cor, a Tironensian
monk of Lindores Abbey, paid duty on 8 bolls of malt in order
to make Aqua Vitae for King James VI.
a bid to revive this important historic site Drew McKenzie Smith,
whose family own Lindores Abbey, has launched this exclusive bottling
of 30 year old single malt whiskies. The malts have been carefully
selected from each of the whisky producing regions of Scotland
by whisky expert Euan Shand of Duncan Taylor and Co.
in history the Abbey was founded in 1191 by the David, Earl of
Huntingdon (whom some experts believe to have been Robin Hood!)
and visited by William Wallace after his celebrated victory at
the Battle of nearby Blackearnside in 1298. Seeking solace for
the wounded at a stream behind the Abbey, which would later be
used by the monks to make Aqua Vitae, he famously wrote on the
purity of the water "the wine in France, I ne'er thought
half so good"
to 500 bottles, this new whisky is called "Lindores Abbey".
McKenzie Smith comments: "This is the first in a series of
very exclusive bottlings, through selecting the best whiskies
from all the regions we can draw on the rich history of distilling
in Scotland to help preserve its past".
it is a way in which whisky enthusiasts from around the world
can actively contribute to the preservation of the Abbey of Lindores.
We aim to bring whisky back to the place of its birth by the creation
of a visitor centre. The ultimate establishment of a micro distillery,
using the same water supply and fields of barley that still surround
the abbey today, will continue what the good friar started over
500 years ago".
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF LINDORES ABBEY ESTATES LTD.
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Please note that as of 2012 we no longer have stocks of Lindores Abbey available to purchase. Please try www.singlemaltsdirect.com