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The Clydeside Distillery

The Clydeside Distillery: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

Explore one of the most vibrant and exciting Scottish cities with a 1 or 2-day ticket to Glasgow’s hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Explore excellent museums, art galleries, beautiful parks and buildings, as well as shopping opportunities that are second only to London. 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 21 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 Route Itinerary:  Stop 1 - George Square Stop 2 - Glasgow Cathedral Stop 3 - Merchant City Stop 4 - Barras Market Stop 5 - Glasgow Green Stop 6 - St Enoch Stop 7 - St Vincent Place Stop 8 - Radisson Hotel Stop 9 - Argyle Street Stop 10 - Hilton Garden Inn Stop 11 - SECC Stop 12 - Clydeside Distillery Stop 13 - Riverside Museum Stop 14 - Kelvin Way Stop 15 - Byres Road Stop 16 - Kelvingrove Art Gallery Stop 17 - Kelvin Park Stop 18 - University of Glasgow Stop 19 - Charing Cross Stop 20 - Sauchiehall St Stop 21 - Theatre Royal Stop 22 - 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: Loch Lomond and Whisky Full-Day Tour

3. From Glasgow: Loch Lomond and Whisky Full-Day Tour

Meet your guide in Glasgow and travel the short distance towards Loch Lomond, one of the largest lochs in Scotland. Stop on the southern shore of the loch, where you can choose to join a 1-hour boat cruise and enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and castles. Those who wish to remain on dry land can admire the stunning landscape from the shore. The next stop is in the picturesque conservation village of Luss. Walk around the center and take photos of quaint cottages, or stroll along a little beach on the bank of Loch Lomond and admire the view of Ben Lomond. There will be plenty of time for you to enjoy lunch here. After a day filled with mountain air, lochs, and forests, travel back to Glasgow’s Clydeside Whisky Distillery. Located in the famous Queen’s Dock, this state-of-the-art distillery brings the production of single malt back to the city. Take a tour and see how this whiskey is distilled from grain to glass. If you’re not a whiskey fan, your guide can drop you off at Buchanan Bus Station earlier, so you can explore the city’s vibrant bars and music venues.

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What people are saying about The Clydeside Distillery

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 973 reviews

Our group of three teens and one adult only had two days in Glasgow and different agendas. The bus tour allowed us to prioritize what we wanted to see and not worry about how to get there without wasting time navigating. The extra information we learned on the way with the audio tour was great. After hearing the same info a few times over the 2 days the information stuck. The live tours were even better as all the guides brought their personal touch. All of the guides were so helpful and looked out for their passengers. I felt safe letting my older teens get off to visit attractions that I didn't want to see and it was easy to meet them later on the bus. The attractions the tour provided were so well chosen. It checked all our boxes.

If you arrive a little bit earlier than the tour's start time you can have a chance to walk around the shop and look at all the different whiskies they have. When the tour starts you'll be taken too different rooms to learn about the history of whisky and the distillery, and how whisky is made and how Clydeside fits into all this. You'll get a chance to taste a couple of whiskies and learn about what affects the flavours.

This distillery while new is easy to access for those without a car. The guide’s presentation/interpretation was excellent, as were the exhibits and property itself.

The experience was truly amazing. I highly recommend going here. You wont regret it.

Highly recommended Stress free exploration of the city