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      IN SHOPS

      In addition to our own online shop, we work with an ever increasing number of local retailer where you can buy our spirits. If you know of somewhere not listed please let us know and we’ll add you/them to our map.

      If you think your local farm shop or local shop should be stocking us, or you want to add us to your stock list – just get in touch with Katie today.


      IN BARS

      We are also lucky enough to work with a number of bars and restaurants who serve our Aqua Vitae, and have come up with some of the most incredible cocktails and serves that you will want to try.

      If your favourite bar doesn’t yet stock Aqua Vitae, or you work at a bar and want to start stocking us – just get in touch with Murray today.


      Want to stock Aqua Vitae?

      Our Brand Ambassadors Murray Stevenson and Katie Scott are always available to come out to visit your shop  or bar and can arrange to do tastings and hand out samples.




      For Wholesale enquiries please contact Tim Foster our Product Manager

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      Our French distributors are La Maison du Whisky

      Our Danish distributors are Mac Y

      Our distributors in Belgium are The Nectar


      Aqua Vitae
      Aqua Vitae
      Aqua Vitae Perfect Serve Summer Recipes
      Aqua Vitae Perfect Serve Summer Recipes

      Aqua Vitae

      Aqua Vitae, an award winning handcrafted botanical spirit, is made on site using spices, dried fruit and locally grown green herbs such as Douglas fir and sweet cicely. With citrus notes and full of sweet and spiced flavours, Aqua Vitae is delicious as a mixed drink or a cocktail base.

      The earliest Aqua Vitae was made at Lindores as long ago as 1494, and we’ve authentically recreated that recipe and reimagined it as an inquisitively versatile spirit.

      Today, our Aqua Vitae is distilled in pot stills and then infused with a blend of spices and herbs, including cleavers, and sweet cicely, which grow in our gardens, amidst the grounds of the ancient Abbey. It is entirely natural, with no added sugars.



      Initial light top notes of peach and pear, give way to hints of ginger, clove and cinnamon spice. Rich, caramel sweetness and some lovely light herbal notes on the finish. Complex and rewarding.



      We recommend drinking Aqua Vitae in a Highball glass filled with ice, pour over 50ml of Aqua Vitae topped with Ginger Ale, and garnish with a twist of Orange.

      Another way to enjoy Aqua Vitae is to simply pour over ice with a twist of orange.

      Aqua Vitae is delicious as a mixed drink or a cocktail base and we have an ever growing list of drinks recipes that are being added to by many of our friends and partners in the drinks industry that you can look at and re create HERE.



      International Wine and Spirits Competition – IWSC

      In 2019 we were delighted to receive a Silver Medal in the Fruit Spirit category at the International Wine and Spirit Competition – IWSC. The  judges commented that our Aqua Vitae is a great composition of flavours, with the lemon verbena keeping the dried-fruit-like raisin and date aromas and the taste balanced and fresh – a nice blend of flavours and textures, with an exciting harmony of flavours and a delicious finish.


      Great Taste Awards

      We were also awarded a 2 Star Outstanding Award at the Great Taste Awards 2019 by the Guild of Fine Food – the acknowledged benchmark for fine food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. Quite simply the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.



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