Christmas Countdown – Clydeside Distillery tour and food

Win tickets to the Clydeside Distillery

Glasgow’s newest visitor attraction and single malt distillery, the Clydeside Distillery opened to the public a few weeks ago in November even though the whisky which it’s producing won’t be ready for a number of years! You may have noticed the copper stills being introduced to the once forlorn Pump House, which sits between the SEC and Riverside Museum. Now the historic building, built in 1877, has been given a new purpose in life!Clydeside Distillery - from outside

Despite the Clydeside whisky not being ready yet, you can actually still visit and pop in for lunch, buy a bottle of whisky and/or take part in a tour where you’ll find out all about the history of whisky-making in Glasgow. There used to be loads of distilleries dotted all over the city at one point I’ve discovered!

Clydeside Distillery - tasting whisky

And at the end of the tour there are still tastings to be done, obviously not of the Clydeside whisky itself but two sister brands and another local whisky for comparison between the three different styles. Of the 3 whiskies to be sampled on my visit, I’d actually only tried one of them so you may get to try something which is new to you!Clydeside Distillery - water of life

Open daily, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and 2nd January. The distillery is brand new and fully accessible with wheelchair appropriate doors and lifts. To view the Still House requires visitors to walk across an open-vented, suspended floor so for comfort wear flat shoes.

Where is it? The Clydeside Distillery, The Clydeside Distillery 100 Stobcross Road Glasgow, G3 8QQ. As of March 2018 the big red hop on hop off bus will stop here.

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We have two tickets to give away for lunch followed by an early evening tour of Glasgow’s newest visitor attraction with 3 drams of whisky at the end. View the Cafe menu here.

To be in with a chance to win this prize comment below and tell us what your favourite whisky distillery tour is. If you’ve never been on a whisky distillery tour before then please tell us what your favourite visitor attraction in Glasgow is. E.g. “The Glengoyne tour is the best” or “Kelvingrove museum and gallery is my favourite place to go on a rainy day in Glasgow!”


Tweet the following message (and give us a follow 💋)

”WIN with @clydesidewhisky and @FoodieExplore this #ChristmasCountdown ”

The contest closes midnight 14th December 2017.

The small print: The bearer and guest must be over the age of 18. Valid only between 01/01/18 and 31/06/2018 (inclusive). Visit must be booked in advance by calling 0141 212 1401 and is subject always to availability.


Mr Foodie


  1. Rachel Craig
    13/12/2017 / 11:38 pm
    I like the Transport Museum in Glasgow.
  2. Eddie C
    14/12/2017 / 9:26 am
    I like the reptile house at Queens Park
  3. jennifer
    14/12/2017 / 1:10 pm
    Loved the whisky experience on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh!
  4. David McKee
    14/12/2017 / 2:01 pm
    Talisker on Skye is unbelievable. What a view. Gave us a great deal on miniatures for our wedding too! Fab place
  5. Luke
    14/12/2017 / 4:12 pm
    I am rather fond of the Glengoyne tour - probably home bias as it was my 'local' distillery growing up.
  6. Sorren
    14/12/2017 / 8:16 pm
    I like any tour where the art of whisky making is explained.. and a dram is shared at the end with new friends..

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