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Gifts to Give a Whisky Lover This Christmas

It’s the time of year for festivities and Christmas cheer! Wondering what to get the whisky lover in your life this Christmas? Need some inspiration and some fresh gift ideas that aren’t just a standard bottle of whisky? Don’t worry, we’re on hand to help with our favourite gifts for whisky lovers this Christmas!

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The Clydeside Distillery

Whisky Tour

If you would prefer to give your loved one the gift of a truly memorable experience, then a whisky tour would be perfect. At The Clydeside Distillery, we not only show you how whisky is made and tutor you in tastings but also give you an insight into the historic links between Glasgow, whisky and the Clyde. We run three tours at our distillery and we have one to suit everyone.

Clydeside Tour

A one hour tour of three parts with three wee drams. Discover the Dockside Story, the history of how the Clydeside Distillery came to be and witness first-hand how our master craftsmen handmake our spirit. Finish off your tour in our tasting room where you get to savour three exclusive 10-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskies from the Lowlands, Highlands and Islay.

Whisky TastingThe Clydeside Tour

Our Clydeside tours are just one hour long making them perfect addition to a full day. Choose a time to suit you as this classic tour runs every day on an hourly basis from 10am-4pm.

The classic Tour and Tasting at The Clydeside Distillery is a great entry-level option. Adult tickets are £15 per person and concessions/students are £13 per person. You can bring the kids too! At the tasting bar they will be offered Scotland’s other national drink - Irn Bru! Read more about the Clydeside Distillery tour here.

Chocolate & Whisky Tour

Who knew chocolate and whisky made such a divine pair? We did! Which is why we created our indulgent Chocolate & Whisky Tour to satisfy all those with a sweet tooth. You will be treated to the joint history of Glasgow and whisky and find out for yourself how our whisky is made with additional treats waiting for you at the end.

Let our expert guide show you round our distillery and see our craftsmen in action while soaking in the spectacular view over the Clyde from our contemporary Still House.

Finally, enjoy a mouth-watering multi-sensory experience in our stunning Blender’s Room or our Tasting Room where you’ll savour five carefully selected Single Malt Whiskies and Artisan Chocolate. Each dram is perfectly paired with each chocolate. Our luxury drams are complimented by chocolate made from superior cocoa beans, combined with locally sourced Scottish ingredients to exquisite effect.

Close up of a handmade chocolates and single malt whiskies on a flight boardChocolate & Whisky Tour

Our Chocolate and Whisky Tour is an intimate gathering with a maximum of six guests per tour so that you can get the most out of your whisky tasting experience. The tour operates daily at 3.30pm with an additional 12.40pm tour that runs from Friday to Sunday. This tour is a little longer at 1 hour and 30 minutes to give you plenty of time to ask questions, savour your chocolate and enjoy your experience.

This tour is priced at £28 per person. If you have a larger group that you think may enjoy this experience please get in contact and we could tailor a tour to you. You can find out more information and how to book our Chocolate and Whisky Tour here.

Distillery Manager Tour

Experience the Clydeside Distillery with our very own Distillery Manager Alistair McDonald who has a wealth of whisky knowledge, facts and anecdotes under his belt. Who better to show you round the distillery than the manager himself? On this tour you’ll get to enjoy unique behind the scenes access at the distillery as Alistair takes you through the processes involved in creating our new make spirit, step-by-step.

In the Blenders Room, Alistair has personally selected four premium Single Malt Whiskies for an exclusive tasting experience. Finally, as you depart you’ll receive two large Clydeside whisky glasses and a bottle of Clydeside New Make Spirit personally signed by the Distillery Manager.

Alistair McDonald, Distillery Manager nosing whiskyDistillery Manager Tour

Distillery Manager Tours occurs each week on a Thursday afternoon at 2pm and usually lasts around 2 hours. Distillery Manager Tours make for the ultimate experience whether you’re passionate about whisky or an inquisitive foodie and cost £120 per person. Find out more information and how to book your Distillery Manager Tour here.

Personalised Bottle of Whisky

Looking for a bottle of whisky but want to make your gift that little bit more special? This year for Christmas why not give them the personal touch with a personalised bottle of whisky. At The Clydeside Distillery you can label your own bottle of exclusive 10-Year-Old Whisky.

LYOLabel Your Own Whisky Range

Our Label Your Own offering gives you the chance to handwrite a bespoke label for your chosen bottle of whisky. If you take a tour you’re eligible for 5% off too! Find out more about our Label Your Own Whisky here.

Whisky Brunch

Feeling peckish? Why not treat your loved one to a whisky brunch this Christmas? Whether you’re taking in a tour or just stopping by - our cafe is open to all. We pride ourselves on presenting high-quality Scottish food for you to enjoy that is prepared using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients.

JMP TCD HR 5Whisky flights

Our cafe is open from 10am-5pm daily with a range of exquisite food and whisky flights for you to enjoy. Check out our cafe menu for the range of tasty regional specialties that we offer. Our Clydeside Cafe also have a range of whisky flights and drams to choose from so you can really get into the Christmas spirit.

Gift Vouchers

We’ve all got that one tricky person to buy for be it a parent, a partner or a friend, there’s always one person you just don’t know what to get for Christmas. Gift vouchers are the perfect way to show someone that you care while giving them the opportunity to decide for themselves. We offer both vouchers for tours or monetary vouchers - buying someone you care about a gift voucher for The Clydeside Distillery will give them the freedom to choose what and when they’ll enjoy your whisky gift.

Our gift vouchers can be purchased for use at a later date. They can be bought for use on one of our distillery tours or for use in our gift shop. Check out our gift vouchers here.