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Glasgow West End Whisky Tour

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  • 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
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Glasgow West End Whisky Tour
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Overview
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.
Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing evening

Outstanding! We learned, we laughed, we drank great whisky. Camilo was a terrific host, full of knowledge and very engaging and interesting. A truly great way to experience Glasgow!!

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Camilo G, Owner at Once Upon A Whisky, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Michael, thanks so much for this amazing review. I definitely had a great time too with you guys. Thanks so much, and please, let me know if there's anything else I can help you with in the future. Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing and memorable

I went on the tour with Camilo and all I can say is that it was an AMAZING and memorable experience. Camilo had an extremely thorough knowledge of the whiskey bars in Glasgow and had a very informative yet entertaining way of educating us all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Camilo G, Owner at Once Upon A Whisky, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jacqui, thanks so much for this amazing review, glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and the whiskies I recommened. Please, let me know if there's anything I can help you with in the future. Cheers!

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Top-of-the-top tour ! A must for all whisky lovers!

My four friends and I took this tour and were all amazed by its outstanding quality. The owner Camilo made us discover the fascinating world of whisky, he selected wonderful and typical places for the various tasting sessions, giving us an unique opportunity to access...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Camilo G, Owner at Once Upon A Whisky, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thanks so much my Friend, I'm glad to know that your guys enjoyed the tour. Please, let me know if there's anything else I can help in the future. Cheers!

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Fascinating whisky experience by a fantastic guide. To highly recommend!!

Camilo took us through the wonderful world of whisky in a highly pleasant, friendly, very professional way. We enjoyed every minute of it... and obviously also enjoyed the many whiskys !!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Camilo G, Owner at Once Upon A Whisky, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Really appreciate it. Thanks you very much for this amazing review!

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Fascinating facts

Camilo's passion for his subject has converted me into a whisky drinker so I can think of no better accolade than that ! I can highly recommend this excellent three hours

Date of experience: October 2018
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Camilo G, Owner at Once Upon A Whisky, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks so much my friend! I'm really glad t know that. Please, have one or two for me :) cheers!

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I don't know if its the same rate; however will learn about the history of Whisky, the area and neighborhood. I found it all very interesting. Plus, you get a bit of walking in a well.
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