SUMMER 2020 RE-OPENING OF LINDORES ABBEY DISTILLERY
SUMMER 2020 – From Friday 17th July we shall 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. 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.
REFRESHMENTS: Tables for refreshments and/or Cheese and meat platters, Ploughman’s picnics (£12.50 per person) or luxury seafood hampers (£65 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!
All bookings and refreshments must be booked in advance, by 1800 the night prior. You can book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.FIND OUT MORE
Learning all about the processes and history of whisky making on one of our Distillery Tours at Lindores Abbey Distillery. Find out what goes into producing whisky, and once you’ve learned the ins and outs of distilling, you’ll be able to try two delicious drams for yourself! We even provide little takeaways for the drivers so no need to drink and drive.
Distillery Tours cost just £12.50 and everyone is welcome (we even welcome well behaved dog owners along with their four legged friends). Tours are available at 10:30am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm.
What is included
Distillery Tours cost £12.50 per person and include a tasting of Lindores Abbey Distillery Aqua Vitae as well as two other drams. £2.50 of the tour price is then redeemable against a purchase of a bottle of Aqua Vitae.
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 . Booking is strongly recommended as our tours do get very busy.
Tours are available at 10:30am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm, and we are open 7 days a week from 10am – 4pm. However, occasionally we close on Saturdays for private functions and so to avoid disappointment we recommend calling in advance to book tours.
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.
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If you have always wanted to release your inner mixologist why not join us for an Apothecary Experience in our stunning Apothecary?
You can go on a flavour journey, exploring all of your taste and smelling senses and create your own truly unique version of Aqua Vitae, using herbs, spices and spirit tinctures.
These sessions last two and a half hours and include a Distillery Tour, as well as a 20cl bottle of your own hand-labelled Aqua Vitae to take away and enjoy at home.
Limited spaces and strictly by prior appointment, these tours are £75.00 per person.
Maximum of eight people per session.Find out more
“This week, I visited this recently opened distillery and it amazed me. I went there not to learn the production process but actually for the history in general and the place in the history of whisky that Lindores Abbey belongs to. And it went beyond what I expected, not only because I was able to learn about the history of whisky but also because the visitor center is surely the most beautiful I have seen so far. As for the distillery, it is very new (they began distilling in December) and yet it is rooted in its history, which make sit not just an avant-garde approach, but instead rather a homecoming. Truly a distillery that is worth visiting at any cost !! If I could give 6 star rate, I think I would give it to Lindores Abbey Distillery!”
9 Jun 2018 Ubbo67, StrasbourgRead Reviews
If you are needing a bit of refreshment while you are visiting us or taking a tour, we do have self-serve hot and cold drinks as well as a selection of fruit, cakes, crisps and other snacks available to buy from our Visitor Centre, or you can choose from one of our pre-booked options:
PICNIC BOX PLOUGHMAN’S LUNCHES
Why not enjoy a packed picnic box ploughman’s lunch in the Abbey ruins or in our lovely Courtyard? We will even lend you a rug to sit on! £12.50 per person, £9.50 for children.
SOUP AND SANDWICHES
Choose from our selection of delicious homemade soups and enjoy with bread (or a cheese scone) or a selection of sandwiches, all served in our Refectory or Courtyard. £5.95 per person for Soup and bread (or a cheese scone) | £9.50 per person for Soup and a selection of sandwiches.
Our delicious Charcuterie and Cheese sharing platters can be enjoyed in our Legacy Bar overlooking the Abbey ruins or in our cozy Refectory, and are made with locally smoked and cured meats and scottish farmhouse cheeses. £12.50 per person.
WHISKY AND CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEAS
If you are looking for something a bit more elegant you can pre-book Afternoon Teas which you can enjoy in the atmospheric surroundings of the Legacy Bar, with its glorious views of Lindores Abbey and the river Tay beyond. £25 per person.
For light lunches and a more extensive menu, we are very lucky to have some fantastic local eateries nearby such as the Buttercup Café and Café Alice. The Buttercup Cafe is at the end of our road and Cafe Alice is in Newburgh, just 2 minutes drive, or 5 minutes walk away.REFRESHMENTS
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 email@example.com