Find out what goes into producing whisky on one of our Tours, and once you’ve learned the ins and outs of distilling, you’ll be able to try two delicious drams for yourself!
With the help of our expert guides you will experience all stages of the whisky making process from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation, and will learn about how after a break of 523 years, we are once again bringing whisky production back to the spiritual home of scotch whisky.
What is included
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In common with every Scotch whisky distillery, we cease to produce whisky for a certain periods each year to allow for essential maintenance and improvement works to our production facilities. In 2019 the distillery will not be operational from 21st-27th May and then Friday 12th July to Sunday 21st July.
Although the distillery is not operational during this time, this is when our 5-star visitor experience really comes into its own. Our beautiful visitor centre with its Cloister exhibition, our Abbey ruins and our atmospheric warehouse are unaffected by the production downtime, ensuring a fascinating visit whatever the time of year. Our Tours are also reduced to £10 during this period.
- Access to the distillery production area may be restricted, and on some days will not be available, so it may be best to check in advance before booking.