Due to new guidance issued by the Scottish Government that moves Fife into Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions, Lindores Abbey Distillery will be closed to the public until further notice starting Friday 13th November. Thanks to all who visited us in the months we reopened. We hope to welcome you back to the Distillery as soon as we’re able!
From July 2020 we will be hosting small pre-booked whisky and history tours and tastings within the visitor centre and abbey ruins. These will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1130 / 1300 and 1430.
REFRESHMENTS: Tables for refreshments and/or Cheese and meat platters, Ploughman’s picnics (£12.50 per person) or luxury hampers (£30 for 2 people) can be reserved in advance on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11am – 4pm. All Tours and refreshments must be booked in advance.
If the weather is due to be a wee bit dreich we can make use of the Cloister, making sure the tables are at least two metres apart to keep you all warm and dry!
What is included
The tours will be £10 per person and will include a Guidebook and tasting. Parts of the distillery will not be open to the public, but we have prepared a series of films that will tell you all about the production of whisky at this historic site.
We do not want anyone to miss out, so we even provide little takeaways for the drivers so that they can enjoy their taste of Aqua Vitae when they get home.
We even welcome well behaved dog owners along with their four legged friends.
How to book
To book your distillery tour just call 01337 842547, and all bookings and refreshments must be booked in advance, by 1800 the night prior. You can also book by emailing email@example.com
THE RULES: a wee reminder about social distancing and household mixing rules. Currently we are only allowed to mix with up to six other people from no more than two households (including your own household but excluding children of 12 and under) and we should all be trying to adhere to social distancing 2m guidelines even when mixing, unless they are part of a ‘bubble’. In addition, it is mandatory that visitors to the distillery and courtyard must wear their masks whenever they are not seated at a table for eating and drinking. As our teachers used to say ‘we aren’t making up these rules for fun, they are for your (and our staff’s) safety” , so please be kind to our team when they respectfully ask you to adhere to them. As a business we have a responsibility to our staff and ourselves to keep everyone as safe as possible and if we are not able to do this, we will not be able to open to the public.
Tours are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1130 / 1300 and 1430.
Private group tours can be arranged and can operate throughout the day at times to suit the group. We can tailor the tour to your group’s specific interests and can even create a bespoke VIP Tour upon request.
French, German, Spanish and Mandarin Tours can also be arranged.
Find out more
If you are needing a bit of refreshment while you are visiting us or taking a tour you can PRE BOOK and choose from one of our Cheese and meat platters, Ploughman’s picnics (£12.50 per person) or luxury hampers (£30 for 2 people) at any time Friday – Sunday between 11am – 4pm.
All bookings and refreshments must be booked in advance, by 1800 the night prior. You can book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Available to pre-order at a cost of £12.50 per person and include: Homemade sausage roll or mini vegetarian quiche | Generous wedge of Anster cheddar | Crusty roll and butter | Plum pickle | Dried fruit and nuts | Piece of seasonal fruit | Tunnocks log | Packet of ‘artisan’ crisps .
Our Autumn hampers are charged at £30 per hamper and there is plenty food for two people. Prepared by our chef Andrew Wilkie they include: Kettle chips | Refreshing minted melon salad | Hot smoked salmon with new potato & spring onion mayo | Sweet chilli chicken drumstick with sesame crumb | Pork pie with apple chutney | Heritage tomato salad | Berry, cream and meringue pot
£12.50 per person and the Charcuterie Platter includes: Selection of cured and smoked meats, pate, pickled vegetables and chutneys served with crusty bread. The Cheese Platter includes a Selection of Scottish cheeses, dried fruit and chutneys served with oatcakes and crusty bread.
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“My long suffering partner has been to a few whisky tours with me and was not happy about another whisky tour on our last day of the staycation. After the excellent and well informed tour from Ronnie (on a COVID-19 safe basis) she declared that’s the best tour I’ve ever been on (we’ve visited about 8 this year alone) – For me as a passionate whisky drinker who seeks information on each distillery the knowledge was there and they tried to price the experience fairly with additional booklets and dram pack for drivers due to essential COVID restrictions. Pre-booking and track and trace keeps visitors and staff safe. As the maturing spirit is less than 3 years and a day I didn’t get the chance to try a Lindores Whisky however that’s part of the experience and wonders of whisky. The next visit won’t be a dry trip as the whisky is only a couple of months away from completing the maturation period. Others may be of a view why do a whisky tour when no whisky however it’s part of the story of whisky – the maturation. Before the tour it was another tick in the box for a distillery visited however after meeting the team and seeing the passion, the history of whisky production at the Abbey, the distillery kindly providing access to the Abbey ruins (big thumbs up from Sandra) and the courtyard where the picnic hampers looked great it was so much more. Whilst I always pick up a bottle at tours this one left me with a real quandary as discussed the 1494 society package with Jane in the visitors centre which is still opened. So after a week of careful thought I’ve joined the 1494 society at the distillery for our whisky journey together. It gives me free tours for life and a bottle of the first release reserved for society members as well as many other benefits. For me whisky isn’t a day tour it’s an experience and a passion and Lindores has it all (if you can wait a little longer) My long suffering partner says she wants to go back as it’s more diverse than whisky with history and substance. In closing it was also my best tour this year and Ronnie’s knowledge and passion came through in abundance and when the spirits 3 years and 1 day I am sure he’ll be a proud father figure to the re-born whisky.
2nd Oct 2020 DerekRead Reviews
We have a 8 seater fully insured Minibus which we can use to transport visitors to the distillery for group or corporate tours, or in case no one wants to be the designated driver! Contact us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org