Tuesday, March 16, 2021


The Lindores Abbey Distillery, the spiritual home of Scotch whisky, has today announced an exclusive cask supply contract with Bodegas Toro Albalá in Montilla Moriles.

Under the agreement, Lindores Abbey will have exclusive access to a wide range of ex-Bodega butts for maturing and finishing their single malt whisky.

Lindores Abbey Distillery announces exclusive cask supply contract

The Bodegas, which are famous for its 1946 Don Convento, which scored 100 points in Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate guide, has been described as the perfect partner, by Lindores Abbey Distillery founder, Drew McKenzie Smith.

A team from the Fife based distillery, will be visiting the Bodega in October (travel restrictions permitting) to personally select and collect more casks, some of which have lain in the Bodega for more than 70 years.

Commenting on the news, Drew McKenzie Smith, said: “Toro Albalá and Lindores Abbey Distillery are the perfect match. Both are family-run companies that place an emphasis on producing the very finest product. We have been looking to form long-term agreements with the finest wine producers, and this is the first of these. You cannot do better than 100 Parker points, and we are sure that these casks, which are exclusively from PX, will be the perfect partner for our award-winning new make spirit.”

The first single malt from Lindores Abbey Distillery, will not be offered for public sale. The first run of 1,494 bottles will be available later this month, exclusively through the membership of its 1494 Society.

Posted by Steve Rush