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The Clydeside Distillery

The Clydeside Distillery

The Clydeside Distillery: Our most recommended tours and activities

Glasgow: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Glasgow: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore one of the most vibrant Scottish cities with a 1 or 2-day ticket to Glasgow’s hop-on and hop-off bus. Explore museums, art galleries, parks, theatres and even Glasgow Cathedral. In addition, the city’s pubs, cafés, bars and nightclubs help make Glasgow one of the new preferred destinations for short breaks. The visitor attractions and places of interest are spread throughout the city and the best way to visit the attractions and to see the city, is to step on one of the open-top tour buses for a fully guided tour round all the main sights. Jump off at any of the 22 stops, conveniently located for the Gothic Cathedral, the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, the recently restored Kelvingrove Art Galleries, Glasgow University, Glasgow Green and Clydeside Distillery, among many other sights. Bus Stops:  Stop 1 - George Square Stop 2 - Glasgow Cathedral Stop 3 - Merchant City Stop 4 - The Barras Stop 5 - Glasgow Green Stop 6 - St. Enoch Centre Stop 7 - St. Vincent Place Stop 8 - Radisson Hotel Stop 9 - Argyle Street Stop 10 - Hilton Garden Inn Stop 11 - SEC Centre Stop 11A - Clydeside Distillery Stop 12 - Riverside Museum Stop 13 - Woodlands Road Stop 14 - University of Glasgow Stop 15 - Byres Road Stop 16 - Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum Stop 17 - Kelvingrove Park Stop 18 - Charing Cross Stop 19 - Sauchiehall Street / The Glasgow School of Art Stop 20 - Theatre Royal Stop 21 - Buchanan Bus Station

Glasgow: Clydeside Distillery Tour and Whisky Tasting

2. Glasgow: Clydeside Distillery Tour and Whisky Tasting

Discover the Dockside Story and soak in the history of the Old Pumphouse and the historic area of the Queen's Dock in the self-guided area at the start of the tour. Learn about the birth of the whisky industry and Glasgow’s history, featuring live footage and animation bringing the story to life. Next, your expert guide will take you through several areas of production at the distillery. See the craftsmen produce the high quality, New Make Spirit, currently maturing to become The Clydeside Single Malt Whisky. Your guide will provide all the detail in the production process at the distillery, including malting, mashing, fermentation, and distillation. Marvel in the picturesque Still House with the copper wash and spirit still, admiring the view down the River Clyde. Head into the tasting room where you'll experience the development of the Clydeside spirit, starting with the distillery's new make, followed by two whiskies that have each matured in first-fill bourbon casks and first-fill sherry casks.

From Glasgow: Whisky and Loch Lomond Tour with Admissions

3. From Glasgow: Whisky and Loch Lomond Tour with Admissions

You leave Glasgow and start your journey by visiting Glengoyne*, a distillery boasting a lovely location and a unique way of distilling whisky. Operating since 1833, they’ve had enough time to perfect their methods. On your tour, you get introduced to the simple but magical process of turning barley, water, and yeast into whisky. And you discover that every stage of the production here is unhurried and that sweet and fruity whisky created by Glengoyne’s passionate team is a true feast for the senses. From here, you enjoy a drive through the countryside to the village of Balloch, for a tasty pub lunch. This charming place is the gateway to Loch Lomond, so we recommend you clear your head on a walk to the shores of this bonnie loch before you head towards the second distillery of the day. Next, it’s a visit to the state-of-the-art Clydeside distillery in Glasgow. Located in the famous Queen’s Dock, this exciting venue revives the tradition of whisky-making that was once a core industry in the city. You can visit their production site, see how the old blends with the new, and savour the light and delicate Lowland-style Single Malt Whisky. After a relaxed afternoon visit here you return to Buchanan Bus Station with the stories and flavours of single malt whisky fresh in your mind. *Itinerary and distillery visits are subject to change.

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4.6
(1,106 reviews)

There are two times listed on the info. 9:00 and 9:30. I wasn’t sure which one it was so I got there at 8:45. Would be nice to clarify which one! Other than that I loved it! I did it all in one day. The driver said by summer 2024 they are adding highland cows as an option.

The staff in the bus and at the stop were really friendly and answered all our questions very helpfully. The tour was interesting and the bus nice and comfy, the city however was a bit disappointing and we won’t be rushing back

This is a good way to see the city! We chose a live guide for one tour and then the audio guide for the second, both were terrific! I enjoy the flexibility of hop on hop off bus tours.

Fun. We got off at the Museum beside Kelvin Hall and the transportation themed museum on the banks of the Clyde. Great way to introduce yourself to the city.

The tour guide was absolutely brilliant! It was very interesting and enjoyable