View of River Clyde from Still Room at Clydeside Distillery.

Today, I visited Clydeside Distillery which is situated on the North bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland between the Riverside Museum and the Hydro music venue.

The Distillery has recently commenced production of spirit and has been open to the public for just three days. It is the first new whisky distillery in Glasgow for over 100 years and provides an interesting link with Glasgow’s shipping industry past in that the Distillery has been housed in a former pump house which operated the swing bridge entrance to the now defunct Queen’s Dock.

It will be late 2020 before the first distilled spirit can be technically classified as whisky.

The distillery cost GBP10.0m to build and has production capacity of 500, 000 litres per annum.

The new facilities include a shop selling a wide range of Scottish single malts, cafe, tasting room and space for events.

I joined a tour which guided guests through the whisky making process from malting and mashing through fermentation and distillation.This culminated in a tasting of the three single malts, one each from the Highlands, Islay and Lowlands. Clydeside malt will fall into the latter category.

Single malts for tasting at Clydeside Distillery

Single malts for sale at Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow

Fermentation in process at Clydeside Distillery

Mash Tun and Wash Backs at Clydeside Distillery

Whisky Stills at Clydeside Distillery

View of River Clyde and Riverside Museum from Clydeside Distillery

Clydeside Distillery, Glasgow

Exterior view of Still House at Clydeside Distillery