Ice and fire(water) at Scotland’s oldest and newest distillery @LindoresAbbey

The monks of Lindores would  be supplied with peat from over the hill at Our Lady’s bog (now Ladybank, see previous post). They are the first recorded whisky distillers in Scotland.

“The Exchequer Roll, or tax record, from 1494 names Friar John Cor, a Lindores monk who was commissioned by King James IV to turn 8 bolls of malt into Aqua Vitae.

The excerpt from the Exchequer Roll of 1494 reads:

“Et per liberacionem factam fratri Johanni Cor per preceptum compotorum rotulatoris, ut asserit, de mandato domini regis ad faciendum aquavite infra hoc compotum, viii bolle brasii.”

Which roughly translates to:

“To Friar John Cor, 8 bolls of malt, wherewith to make aqua vitae for the King.” http://lindoresabbeydistillery.com/EEB27148-1BDE-4AA9-8577-5EEB8425E0D2

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