Lindores Abbey Distillery plants trees to honour friendship and preserve environment

Lindores Abbey Distillery plants trees to honour friendship and preserve environment

50 of the trees have been planted to replace those used for French Virgin Oak Casks

News 22 Jul 2022

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To celebrate the 831 year friendship between Lindores Abbey and I’Abbaye de Tiron, a ceremonial oak tree has been planted in the small village of Thiron-Gardais, France.

The tree is to grow in honour of the friendship between the two, while another 50 oak trees will be planted to replace the wood being used for French Virgin Oak casks. The distillery is said to place great significance on environmental preservation, which has played a major role in the decision to plant the trees.

To honour the links between Thiron-Gardais and Friar John Cor, a Tironesian monk of Lindores, Lindores Abbey commissioned an exclusive bottling matured in casks made of virgin French oak from the surrounding forests. The bottle will be exclusively available in the French market via L’Explateur du Goût.

Exclusive Lindores Abbey bottling


Founder of Lindores Abbey Distillery, Drew McKenzie Smith, commented: “Preservation both historic and environmental are of huge significance to us at Lindores. Our trip to Thiron allowed us not only to further cement our historic relationship between our two abbeys, but also to give back to the surroundings forest which provides us with special wood for our casks. It was an honour to work with our distributions L’Explorateur du Goût and our partners NAO Oak., as well as all of those in the Village of Thiron, the make this wonderful occasion happen.
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