Glasgow West End Whisky Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Islay

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Glasgow west end whisky tour is a 3 hours journey through some of the best off the beaten track bars available in town. This part of the city is well known not only for its great offer of cultural attractions but also because it is the place of some of the most quirky restaurants within the city with a great offer of food and drinks.Join us on this trip through the west end while enjoying a complete cultural and educational storytelling experience about all things whisky. In our tour, you will discover how music, films, whisky and food can be the main subjects on the table.Finally, always remember that whisky can be a drink for everybody and there is no such a thing as rules about its consumption. Enjoy it!
Glasgow's west end whisky tour is an experience where you will learn about the Scottish national drink from a different perspective. In our tour, we don't focus on production process or how whisky is made. Our main goal is to pass on the passion of whisky through a storytelling experience where cocktails, music, famous writers and films are the main subjects on the table. The tour starts at The Ben Nevis Whisky bar located in the area of Finnieston where you will be able to taste a dram from one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland. Here you will learn why this bar is so important for Glasgow's history, you will also learn about the Clydeside riot and how this event is directly related to the whisky industry as we know it today.Our second stop is also one of the most important whisky bars in the city. This place is famous for its great variety of whiskies (more than 400 bottles) and also because you can find the most expensive dram in town (£900 for a 35ml measure). In this bar, we will have a Speyside dram while discovering the three main factors that helped the whisky industry to kick off back in 19th century. The third stop is in one of our favourite bars in the west end which it's also a local hidden gem. The bar itself tells you the story of Charles Bukowski, famous American writer and social critic which was also a heavy whisky drinker addicted to women, sex and literature. In this place, we will have one of the greatest whisky cocktails ever invented while enjoying some great stories of the prohibition during the 1920's in America.Finally, we will take you to a bar with a distinctive character which is also very different from other traditional whisky bars in Glasgow. In this bar, we will give you a dram from the spiritual capital of Scotch (Islay). Whiskies from Islay are usually smoky and very intense. Enjoy our final dram while discovering how whisky has influenced famous musicians around the world, and some other curious and weird facts about the water of life.Come join us, relax and enjoy one of the best whisky tours that the city of Glasgow has to offer.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Beverages
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off