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Glasgow was once home to hundreds of distilleries until the Depression and Prohibition led to their closure. As the first distillery in Glasgow for 100 years, The Glasgow Distillery Company is creating a new chapter in the city’s history of producing and distilling spirits.

Founded in 2014 and drawing on the pioneering spirit of Scotland’s first licensed distillers, The Glasgow Distillery Company takes its name from one of Glasgow’s original distilleries. Founded at Dundashill in 1770, the distillery was known, for a time, as The Glasgow Distillery Company and remained active until the beginning of the 20th Century.

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Makar Glasgow's Original Dry Gin

Makar Glasgow's Original Dry Gin

Makar is a bold and vibrant gin that derives its name from the ancient Scots word for ‘the maker’. Seven sides to Makar’s bottle represent the number of carefully selected botanicals, which perfectly compliment the finest Juniper. These botanicals are distilled in small batches in their copper still, Annie, to produce a perfectly-balanced juniper-led gin.


Key Botanical(s): Rosemary, Cassia Bark
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 43% vol
Goes great with: A slice of green chilli, tonic and ice.


Method: Distilled
Location: The Glasgow Distillery Co., Glasgow City, Scotland


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The Distillery

The Glasgow Distillery

The Glasgow Distillery Company, the first distillery in Glasgow for over 100 years, is located close to the River Clyde, which was once the heartbeat of Glasgow’s industrial heartland. The distillery houses three special copper stills ‘Annie’, ‘Mhairi and ‘Tara’, all named after family members of the three founders. The distillery produces a range of spirits including gin, whisky and vodka. A true working distillery, the building is abuzz with activity as the team of distillers continue to make and develop a range of award-winning spirits.


Tour: Yes
Booking: To book a joint Glasgow Distillery & Tennant's Brewery tour, visit the Glasgow Distillery website here


Deanside Road, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, G52 4XB - View on Google Maps

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