Whisky tasting at Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow

This morning, I collected guests from their hotel in Glasgow’s Theatreland at 9.05 and then embarked on a tour as follows:

First, a drive around sites with first stop at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum. We parked here then walked up to visit the University, an elevated point which provided views over Glasgow.

We then returned to the Art Gallery in time for 10.00 am opening and spent an hour here visiting the various galleries and exhibitions.

Cloisters at Glasgow University, Scotland

Autumnal scene at Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

River Kelvin, Glasgow, Scotland

Inside Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

We departed Kelvingrove at about 11.00 am and drove west through Clydebank, to Auchentoshan Distillery in time to join the 12.00 noon tour.

At Auchentoshan we were escorted by a very able guide who explained the complex series of steps involved in making whisky which entails Malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation. Auchentoshan s unique in that the spirit is triple distilled whereas all other distilleries in Scotland double distil. This tour culminated in a tasting of the single malt.

Tour Guide explaining Mash Tun at Auchentoshan Distillery

Tour Group at Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow

Fermentation washbacks at Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow

whisky stills at Auchentoshan Distillery

Maturing whisky casks at Auchentoshan Distillery

Next, we returned to Glasgow stopping at Govan to visit the historic Govan Carved Stones (which date back about 1200 years) and then the waterfront to view Glasgow and the River Clyde with Tall Ship ‘Glenlee’ moored close by. Govan Carved Stones form the oldest known art in Glasgow.

Sarcophagus at Govan Old Church

Viking era ‘hogback’ Grave Markers at Govan Old Church.

River Clyde Waterfront, Glasgow

Tall Ship Glenlee, River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Finally, we returned to central Glasgow where tour concluded at  guests hotel at 2.15pm

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