Clydeside Distillery

Clydeside Distillery was opened in 2017 with the first casks filled just before Christmas of that year. The distillery might be new but it’s housed in the old pumphouse building. The pumphouse powered the swing bridge which allowed access to Queen’s Dock, Glasgow.

Clydeside Distillery is modern but it is set in Glasgow’s rich whisky history and shipping past which it brings out in its tours.

Clydeside Distillery water source is Loch Katrine which lies about 40 miles away. It’s the same water that supplies the population of Glasgow. Loch Katrine makes a popular day out with boat trips and hill walking nearby. Walter Scott published a poem in 1810 called the Lady of the Lake which takes inspiration from a holiday he took in the area.

Clydeside Distillery Tours

Clydeside Distillery is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Normally the distillery offers a range of tours including the Clydeside Tour.  Discover the Dockside Story, take a guided Distillery Tour and then enjoy a tasting of three 10-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskies from the Highlands, Lowlands and Islay which are exclusively available to Clydeside Distillery.

For many years, Glasgow had no operating distilleries but there are two with the addition of Glasgow Distillery. Other Lowland Region Distilleries include Bladnoch and Glenkinchie.

Discover more distilleries on the map page or the whisky route planner.

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