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Glasgow West End Whisky Tour

  • Get insights into the history and culture of whisky from your guide
  • Visit hidden gems and bars you'd be unlikely to find on your own
  • Sample some whiskies and learn about their regional variations
Glasgow West End Whisky Tour
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Glasgow West End Whisky Tour

Get a new perspective on Glasgow on this guided, small-group tour of the city's West End that introduces you to the culture of Scotland's national drink: Whisky Visit off-the-beaten-track bars missed by many visitors and enjoy a complete cultural and educational storytelling experience about all things whisky—its regional variations, influence on artists, and role in the history of the city—while, of course, sampling a few drams along the way.

What to Expect

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.

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1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
"Once Upon a Whiskey" tour in Glasgow is Fantastic!

During our ten-day trip around Scotland, we wanted to do some whiskey tasting. Instead of touring one particular distillery - we opted for a tour of whiskey bars in Glasgow. Camilo's tour was so interesting and fun and a great way to learn about the...More

Thank annamariadidio
Reviewed 3 days ago
Very Knowledgeable and Fun!

We spent one day in Glasgow and this Whiskey tour was definitely a great way to spend that day. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. We all had a blast!

Thank Kristen T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Highly recommend

This tour was amazing. Cam has so much experience in the whiskey world, meaning he's not a drunk..he just is very educated having worked for a whiskey company in the past. He gives a lot of information on the history of whiskey present and past....More

Thank Veronica P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic Tour

An excellent introduction to Scotch whisky. The tour is a nice small group, and Camillo takes you to some great whisky bars. You will try some great Scotch and learn a ton about the different whisky regions of Scotland and how to find Scotch that...More

Thank ianpat1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect way to see Glasgow and taste some great whiskies, highly recommended!

Camilo was the perfect host, knowledgeable, interesting and friendly. We visited four great bars and had four great whiskies, accompanied by information, quirky facts and stories. Highly recommended!

Thank Poly P
Camilo G, Owner at Once Upon A Whisky, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Poly, thanks so much for this amazing review. I'm glad to know that you guys had a great time. Let me know if there's anything else I can help in the future, cheers!

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