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Private Cask Open Day - Sunday 16th June 2019

Have you ever thought about buying or owning a whisky cask, whether for passion, investment or a bit of both?

Experts agree that there has never been a better time to invest in whisky. With bottles fetching more than $1M at auctions, just imagine what an entire, bespoke cask could be worth in 10-20 years time.

So, come along to our first second Private Cask Open Day at anytime between 10am – 3pm (free entry) and find out all about how private cask ownership works and the costs involved.

There will be talks from our Cask Custodian about the benefits and investment potential of owning a cask, and from our Distillery Manager about how the process works, when you can expect to sample your own whisky and how bottling and VAT/taxes work.

There will also be an opportunity to try some samples from our resting whisky, see the variety of casks that we have available for you to choose from and free tours of the distillery and warehouse so that you can learn more about us.

You can take the chance to speak to Elliot, our Cask Custodian and Gary, the Distillery Manager and to ask any questions you may have and we will even have a paid BBQ on in the Courtyard, so you can make a day of it!

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Courtyard BBQ

BBQ in the Courtyard - Sunday 16th June 2019

We will be holding a BBQ in the Courtyard on Sunday 16th June from 12-3pm with yummy Aqua Vitae Cocktails and delicious food available and the Legacy Bar will also be open for drinks. A great way to celebrate Father’s Day!

There is no charge to come along, and no need to book – just turn up and pay for your burger and drinks. Kids and dogs as always are very welcome.

The Cask Ownership Open Day will also be taking place on the 16th – so you can maybe find out about owning your own supply of scotch whisky as well!

Christmas Party Nights – 7th / 13th and 14th December 2019

Maybe you are looking for somewhere unusual to host your works Christmas Party, or perhaps you just fancy a night out with friends – either way, our Christmas party nights are back by popular demand and were SOLD OUT last year – so book your places now!

Our Party Nights kick off at 7.30pm with a Christmas Cocktail on arrival. With a three course dinner (V and VG options) including table wine and a first class DJ to dance the night away, a great night out is guaranteed. The Apothecary bar will be open from arrival offering a range of wines, spirits, beers and cocktails.

Dress code for the evening is smart casual, but if your party would like to dress up – feel free!

Tickets are priced at £40 per head so book your place now and celebrate in style.

You can see our Christmas Menu HERE Lindores-Christmas-Menu-2019




If you would like to host your own private or corporate celebration, at either lunchtime or in the evening, just get in touch to book.

We can offer you something completely different to truly impress your guests with our unique historical setting, and are able to accommodate parties of all sizes up to 120 people.

Contact LEIGH to find out more


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Christmas Party Nights
Burning of the Bear

Annual Burning of the Bear Ceremony May 2020

In 2020 we will once again celebrate by lighting the 300 foot bear which is carved out on the hill above our distillery and hosting a ceilidh to mark the occasion. The date is yet to TBD but keep an eye out for updates.

The bear and ragged staff was carved into the hill to commemorate the links between the Earl of Warwick and the first Abbot of Lindores Abbey, Guido who was a cadet of the Earl. The lighting of the bear is a truly spectacular sight and the ancient wee town of Newburgh comes to a standstill to witness it.

With drams a plenty from the Legacy Bar and our delicious Aqua Vitae serves and cocktails on offer there will be something for everyone. The evening starts at 8pm and concludes at midnight.

As well as a welcome drink we will also have a Delicious Hog Roast, with vegetarian options available, followed by  a Ceilidh and the Burning of the Bear ceremony, with a dram of Aqua Vitae for during the ceremony.



1494 Members – Free | General Admission  &  Preservation Society Members- £17.50 per person



The date is yet to TBD but keep an eye out for updates. Last year’s event was sold out – so if you are interested in registering your interest let us know by emailing us.

Tickets includes:

  • a welcome drink
  • hog roast dinner ( vegetarian options available )
  • a dram of aqua vitae for during the ceremony
  • ceilidh until midnight

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