The week in pictures

19th May, 2017 by Nicola Carruthers - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

On the eve of World Whisky Day this Saturday (20 May), Drew McKenzie Smith (pictured), the founder of Lindores Abbey Distillery, visited the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh for a private viewing of the first written evidence of the production of whisky in Scotland. The Exchequer Roll (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. Eight Bolls of malt amounts to around 500kg in modern terms and would have been enough to make about 400 bottles of today’s whisky.

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