Wanderings & Witterings

By IvarBlipS


An afternoon outing for our church Men's Group today. We took a bus into Glasgow city centre and then taxis to the Clydeside Distillery, near Finnieston.

Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate and we learned all about the history of the docks where the distillery now sits, the history of distilling (legal and otherwise) in Glasgow down through the years and then the process for making whisky today. Oh, and of course there was the opportunity afterwards to sample and compare a Lowland, Highland and an Islay malt.

Situated on the site of the former Queen's Dock on the River Clyde, the Clydeside Distillery is a modern, state-of-the-art facility that opened only in 2017 and so doesn't yet have any of its own whisky for sale. However, the gift shop has an amazing variety of brands and vintages (with prices to match!) for sale. We managed to avoid succumbing to that particular temptation, though.

It was an interesting day out.

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