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whiskey tour near glasgow

My husband and some of the other soccer dads on our trip want to take a tour at a whiskey distillery while we are in glasgow.

The Glengoyne rates well on trip advisor... any others?

Thanks!

Posted by
1829 posts

I think the closest one to Glasgow is Auchentoshan Distillery which is on the main drag going north out of the city. I have never been there, but past it.

Posted by
662 posts

Anchentoshan produces wonderful whisky!

Posted by
552 posts

Kay has made a great point and gave a kick-start to your learning curve! When taking a Scotch distillery tour, you will, in fact, be watching the making of 'whisky'.

As one who has only taken whiskey tours (mostly on the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky) I can't comment on the scene in the Highlands of Scotland. But I will say that I have found no correlation between the quality taste of the beverage and the entertainment value of the tour.

If you're going to be entertained and see the bubbling vats, old copper stills, and rows of resting casks, TripAdvisor's crowd-source opinions may be a great reference. If the main goal is to taste a lot of different stuff, a good retailer in the city who sets up regular tastings is often the very best option.

Posted by
926 posts

ah right, whiskey, no e! Whisky! That looks weird to me!

I think they want to go to the full-on tour to see the making, etc... I have no idea, I don't drink it! :)

Posted by
5654 posts

We were in Edinburgh before Glasgow and took the Whiskey Experience tour. http://www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk/

We diverted off the walking path between Milngavie and Drymen to the Glengoyne distillery. Having just been "educated" about the whiskey process, we limited our Glengoyne time to tasting. The whiskey was good with the more aged whiskies better than the less aged. Surrounding countryside was scenic but we didn't see any geese in May.

PS Glengoyne doesn't use peat during the malting of the barley. That's good or bad if you don't or do like the smoke flavor.

Posted by
1292 posts

As pointed above no distillery (or at least no distillery of note) in Scotland produces whiskey, the local product is whisky. The 'e' indicates an inferior imported product as mandated by EU regulations. ;-)