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The Glasgow Distillery Company

Embracing the pioneering spirit of Scotland’s first licensed distillers, The Glasgow Distillery Company adopts its name from one of Glasgow’s original distilleries. In 1770, The Glasgow Distillery Company was founded at Dundashill and remained active until consequent closure at the beginning of the 20th Century.

In 2014 The Glasgow Distillery Company re-opened becoming the first Single Malt Whisky Distillery in Glasgow for over 100 years. The Glasgow Distillery Company is re-establishing the metropolitan Scotch Malt Whisky tradition alongside the great whisky regions and bringing Glasgow Malt Whisky back to life!

Founders Liam Hughes, Mike Hayward and Ian McDougall, hope that the establishment of the first Glasgow Distillery heralds the start of a whole new age of distilling in Glasgow…

 

  • The Distillery Gallery
  • The Distillery Gallery
  • The Distillery Gallery
  • The Distillery Gallery
  • The Distillery Gallery
  • The Distillery Gallery
  • The Distillery Gallery

The Glasgow Distillery Company passionately invests in the best distilling equipment, sources the finest ingredients, best casks from around the world and employs an innovative team of skilled distillers. The result is a wide portfolio of handcrafted premium spirits that are available around the world. 

The distilling magic happens within our unique copper pot stills christened: 'Annie', 'Mhairi' and 'Tara' - after family members of the three founders - and 'Margaret' and 'Frances', named after two of Glasgow’s most influential female artists and sisters, Margaret and Frances MacDonald.

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