Technical Tours

Date: Monday 8th May 2023 
(Please note that Monday 8th May 2023 is an official UK bank holiday. This will not affect the Technical Tours, however please consider this when booking travel and accommodation).

Time: 09:00

Pickup location: Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Price: £45

The WDSC Technical Tours provide you the opportunity to visit notable distilleries in the Kingdom of Fife. The tour will take place on Monday 8th May 2023, departing at approximately 9am from the EICC. 

The tour will explore two of the newest built scotch malt distilleries in Fife and aims to provide you with scales that may reflect your aspirations or current practice. The tour will include transport to both distilleries, lunch and will cost £45 (£37.50 + VAT). The technical tour can be booked as part of the conference registration process.

As these are operational sites, please ensure you wear sensible footwear.

Spaces are limited to 30 and these are offered on a first come, first served basis.


The Kingdom of Fife is home to several excellent distilleries and we are excited to announce that both InchDairnie and Lindores Abbey have offered to host us.

InchDairnie Distillery in their quest for flavour have distilled decades of industry experience and knowledge into fine-tuning one of the most meticulously designed distillation processes in the world. InchDairnie produce Malt, Peated Malt and Rye Whiskies and as part of the tour you will get to see a Mash Filter, a Thermal Vapour Recompression still house amongst other technology considerations.

Lindores Abbey has links to the earliest written reference to Scotch Whisky and after a break of 523 years are bringing a very modern whisky-making approach to this ancient site. Lindores Abbey in addition to Scotch Malt Whisky also produce Aqua Vitae, which is an award winning handcrafted botanical spirit, made at Lindores as long ago as 1494.

These two distilleries should provide you slightly different perspectives on the overall design and technologies required for a newer Scottish distillery.