Lindores Abbey Distillery has been revived after 523 years. Situated a short four-minute drive from us at Pitcairlie House, it has been described as ’the spiritual home of scotch whiskey’.
In 2017, spirit started to flow once again from the copper stills at Lindores Abbey Distillery. They are looking to bring a very modern whisky-making experience to this ancient site.
The water for their whisky comes from a borehole near the distillery meaning that they can use the same supply that was used back in 1494. The barley is grown in Fife, malted and mashed in a conventional, semi-later tun supplied by the renowned distillery fabricators Fortsyths of Rothes.
Lindores Abbey Distillery is now open for educational tours around the distillery where you can learn what goes into the production of their amazing whisky. You will be able to try two drams of their delicious whisky for yourself.
Tours are available at 10:30am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm and they are open 7 days a week from 10am until 4pm.
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.
Lindores Abbey Distillery also offer whisky and champagne afternoon teas.
They are served in the beautiful surroundings of their legacy bar with wonderful views of Lindores Abbey and the river Tay.
Delicious treats include finger sandwiches, savoury pastries, scones with cream and jam, delicate small cakes and a choice of fragrant teas. All of their produce is freshly made and locally sourced.
The Lindores Abbey afternoon teas are served between 1:30pm and 3:00pm and cost £25.00 per person.
Not only do they offer whisky tours and afternoon teas, they also have a fantastic Apothecary experience.
This amazing experience offers you a fantastic chance to make your very own version of Aqua Vitae, using herbs, spices and spirit tinctures. All of which are grown in the grounds of the ancient Abbey. You are able to choose which flavours you desire and you can use these to make your very own Aqua Vitae Spirit.
These sessions last two and a half hours and also include a Distillery Tour, as well as a 20cl bottle of your own hand-labelled Aqua Vitae to take away and enjoy at home.
Each session costs £75 per person, and spaces are limited to 8 people maximum (2 minimum) but are arranged by appointment at a time that suits you (over 18’s only).
To book a beautiful day out at Lindores Abbey Distillery please call 01337 842 547 or email email@example.com
Lindores Abbey has an 8 seater minibus and offer pre-transport to and from the distillery from Pitcairlie House free of charge.