The beautiful night of Lindores

La bella noche de Lindores
Serie: Distilleries
Technique: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 60 x 50 cm
Year: 2024

Inspired by a photograph of Lindores Abbey Distillery

Built as a daughter house of Kelso Abbey, Lindores Abbey was founded on the outskirts of Newburgh, Fife, in the late 12th century by the Earl of Huntingdon.
The Tironense Abbey, once visited by kings and queens, is now little more than an overgrown ruin. It is claimed that the first written reference to whiskey produced in Scotland relates to Lindores Abbey.

Since 2004, Drew McKenzie Smith inherits Lindores Abbey, House and Farm and becomes Custodian of Lindores Abbey and in 2016 development of the farm buildings began into a new state-of-the-art whiskey distillery and , in December 2017, the first Lindores liqueur mash was prepared.
Once this was done, the first stills and the first barrels were filled. In 2020, they made their first Scotch whiskey.