Aqua Vitae - Lindores Abbey - 70cl
Aqua Vitae, a multi 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, it 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 own spirit 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 pouring 50ml of Aqua Vitae over ice in a Highball glass, topped with Ginger Ale, and garnish with a twist of Orange.
We have discovered that Aqua Vitae is an incredibly versatile drink that can be used to make the most amazing summer and winter recipes, so grab some ice, a few ingredients and release your inner mixologist!