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Courtyard BBQ

BBQ in the Courtyard, Saturday 31st August, 12-3pm

We will be holding a BBQ in the Courtyard on Saturday 31st August with yummy Aqua Vitae Cocktails and delicious food available from Cheyne’s Quality Foods and the Legacy Bar will also be open for drinks. Vegetarian options available.
There is no charge to come along, just 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 31st – so you can maybe find out about owning your own supply of scotch whisky as well!

Private Cask Ownership Open Day, 31st August 2019, 10am - 3pm

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 Private Cask Open Day at any time 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.

We will even have a paid BBQ on in the Courtyard, so you can make a day of it!

The Blind Bear Bar

The Blind Bear Bar Pop Up, Tues-Sat throughout August, 8pm-1am

As part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe join us at The Blind Bear Bar Pop Up for whisky, Aqua Vitae and Gin cocktails and a truly unique festival experience.
The days of Al Capone and the American Moonshiners saw many establishments act as a front for illicit drinking dens during Prohibition in the US. Inspired by this period, Scottish drinks start-ups Peatreekers, Lindores Abbey Distillery and LoCa Bev – Minus 33 have teamed up with Thomas J Walls Coffee Shop to launch a 1920’s speakeasy-themed pop-up bar named The Blind Bear.
The Blind Bear Bar pop up concept is based on an itinerant entrepreneur called Thomas J. Walls, a budding optician who welcomes guests to marvel at the blind bear for 18 days only in August. He is secretly betting on the guests’ vision becoming slightly impaired with each drink and is hoping to sell them a pair of his finest frames to enhance their viewing experience of the spectacle.
During Prohibition, speakeasies would often sell tickets for an ‘animal show’ or event, which was accompanied with an alcoholic drink, as a pretext for selling alcohol. They were affectionately known as a ‘Blind Pig’ or ‘Blind Tiger’, as these were often the attractions advertised. Therefore, the pop-up’s name is fitting as the bear comes from the mascot of Lindores Abbey Distillery, the illicit theme from the PeatReekers brand story and the medical angle from LocaBev.


The Blind Bear Bar pop up will be set inside Thomas J. Walls Coffee Shop at 35 Forrest Road and will be open from 8pm Tuesday – Saturday each week of the Festival, with doors closing at 1am.
Guests will be able to choose from an extensive range of optician-themed serves. Order a 20/20 and you’ll get a unique cocktail that includes all three spirits for the perfect summer serve. Or, order an Rx (the term used for a regular prescription) and pick from a list of recommended serves by each brand.
So take a chance on a 1920’s themed night, make cocktails a part of your Fringe Festival this year and join us in our campaign for #ISawTheBear.


Boozy Clootie Dumpling Tasting

In celebration of the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, we have teamed up with Clootie McToot Dumplings to share their delicious interpretation of a traditional Scottish pudding. Clootie McToot have created, a Clootie Dumpling filled with dates, cherries and our Lindores Abbey Aqua Vitae.
This is an indulgent dessert where the fruits are soaked in copious amounts of Aqua Vitae spirit from Lindores Abbey Distillery. The addition of cherries sweetens, ginger smoulders and a sprinkle of luxurious dark chocolate polishes the flavours to perfection. It tastes best when served with a mascarpone and cherry puree or a simple fresh clotted cream.
Those who are curious to learn how to make one of Scotland’s favourite sweet dishes can join the demo and tasting afternoon at Lindores Abbey Distillery on Saturday 14th September. The event will be hosted by the mastermind behind Clootie McToot, Michelle Maddox.

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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