We had a spare few hours on on weekend break so decided to visit Auchentoshan distillery. While there are a number of tours, we chose the standard £6 tour and this was perfect for us. We went for the 12noon tour on Saturday and were the only visitors present in site which meant we basically had a personal tour of the five separate rooms / processes in whiskey manufacture. These included the distillation, mash tun, warehouse etc.
We didn't have a car so took the train to Kilpatrick station and the distillery is about a 15 minute easy walk along the A82. A day return from stations in Glasgow is about £4.
The tasting room was very pleasant place to continue our discovery of whiskey with our guide after the tour. A complimentary dram of 12-year old Auchentoshan is included but you can purchase additional from the entire range - we tried the 18-yr old which was lovely and smooth for an additional £5. We were also given a small taste of their cream liqueur, basically their approach to Bailey's. The only negative was that after buying £100 worth of whiskey in the shop after the tasting our guide did not offer to give the £5 additional dram we'd bought for free which seemed a tad ungrateful.