Autumn in Glasgow just became sweeter this year with the iconic 19th century pump house building being converted into a state-of-the-art single malt whisky distillery on the banks of the Clyde river.
The whisky lovers are being whisked away with their growing global interest in the finest single malts, driving the inception of diverse whisky distilleries across, including Scotland. Steeped in its rich Scotch history, it is riding the new wave of distillery ventures.
Officially open to the public since 23 November 2017, the new Clydeside distillery marks the starting of the first distillation in the region after over a 100 years on 6 November 2017. This £10.5 million dynamic project owned by Morrison Glasgow Distillers celebrates not only the restoration of a glorious family owned building but also the revival of Glasgow’s affinity to whisky production, being home to the finest distilleries. Glasgow, once a buzzing hub for whisky witnessed a lapse in its production by the beginning of the 21st century.
Mr. Tim Morrison, formerly of Morrison Bowmore Distillers and owner of AD Rattray, rightly said, “The city was once home to countless distilleries, blending houses, and bonded warehouses, bottling plants, cooperages, maltsters and other associated businesses. One of the first malt distilleries to be built in Glasgow for over a century, in shaping both our city and Scotland as a whole, while putting Glasgow right back on the Scotch Whisky map.”
It boasts of an interactive experience with its visitor centre, guided tours, café, tasting and much more. The Clydeside distillery with its potential to produce up to 500,000 liters of spirits a year promises the malt whisky to have lovely flavour profiles, ranging from light and fruity to the more traditional spicier style. It has boosted employment in the area by creating jobs and hopes to to draw 65,000 visitors annually in the heart of Glasgow.
The Scottish landscape with its new whisky distilleries is growing leaps and bounds with the increasing investments in Scotch whisky. The distinctive Clydeside single malt whisky distillery is crossing milestones by not only preserving a historic landmark but also crafting niche visitor experiences with its whisky tourism.