Technical tour

The inner workings of one of Britain’s largest multi-spirit distilleries

WEDNESDAY, 28 February 2024

15:00 - 18:30 GMT

By the Scottish Section

WEDNESDAY, 28 February 2024

15:00 - 18:30 GMT

Cameronbridge Distillery

Windygates, Leven

Fife, KY8 5RL

Are you interested in touring a world-class multi-spirit distillery, grain distilling, super-premium gin and vodka production site? If the answer is yes, we invite you to attend the IBD Scottish section's latest event at Cameronbridge Distillery.

This is a superb opportunity to examine the challenges facing large-scale multi-spirit distillation. And you will get an understanding of the workings necessary to run one of Britain’s largest distilleries.

This event is a great opportunity for those working in distilling and allied professions – you’ll spend time with like-minded people with a thirst for knowledge and knowledge transfer. We encourage students, distillery operatives and anyone involved in any spirit production or engineering to attend.

Please note that safety footwear, Hi-Viz, hard hat are compulsory, otherwise no admittance.


  • 3.00pm: Welcome and Safety Briefing
  • 3.30pm: Tour of the production areas -
    • Grain Distillery: Grains Intake, Raw Material Handling and Storage, Mashing, Fermentation and Distillation.
    • Gin & Vodka Distilleries: Botanical Intake & Storage, Distillation and Charcoal Filtration.
    • Site Logistics and Tankering
    • Effluent Treatment and Discharge
  • 5.30pm: Q&A session and buffet
  • 6.30pm: Depart

How to get there:

  • Cameronbridge Distillery (Windygates) is 5km from Markinch Railway Station.
  • For drivers, car-sharing is encouraged.

Why you should attend:

  1. Have a first-hand technical tour of one of Britain’s largest multi-spirit distilleries with its vast scale of production

  2. Get an insight into the differing methods of spirit production – ideal practical information for those studying for IBD exams

  3. Network with peers, fellow professionals and those in all stages of career development in the field of distillation and allied industries

Tickets: limited to 30 spaces, register early to avoid disappointment!

Please let us know your dietary requirements on the Eventbrite booking form.

  • Members: Free - please have your IBD membership number ready for the booking form
  • Non-members: £10

Booking deadline: 23 February 2024