Founded in 2013
The Glasgow Distillery Co. was originally launched in 1770, and remained active until the beginning of the 20th century. The company was re-established in 2013 to produce Gin, Scotch and Vodka – the first in the city of Glasgow for more than 100 years.

In 2014, the Distillery launched its first product; Makar Glasgow Gin. The Scottish Craft Distillers Association was formed in the same year, with The Glasgow Distillery Co. as a founding member.

The Distillery boasts three copper stills named Annie, Mhairi and Tara, along with a number of distillers with a huge wealth of experience. Just a few years on from its launch, the Distillery now boasts a number of Spirits, including an Oak Aged Gin and a Mulberry Aged Gin.

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The Glasgow Distillery Co. is the only Metropolitan Distillery in Scotland producing Scotch Whisky
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Liam: Glasglow Distillery is the first single malt distillery in Glasglow since 1902. It's currently the only Metropolitan Distillery in Scotland making single malt Whiskey. We make Makar Glasglow Gin, we have an independent bottling called Prometheus, which is 26 and a 27-year-old single malt. Everything we do here is all about the people. In the last 2 years, we have gone from just myself, the co-founders, to a team of 10. We have three distillers, two from Australia, one from Perth, one from Melbourne.

Lachlan: Production process here at the Glasglow Distillery is unique in that we can basically change whatever we wish to. We're not really bound to any rules, we have the benefit of experimentation.

Jack: Behind me is our Gin still, called Annie. And Annie has a pot, and a Gin basket, and a side [SP] column as well, so we can do vapor infusion by steaming the botanicals. The new mixed Spirit that will become Whisky, has a lot of complexity and a lot of mouth feel [SP]. It's quite sweet and fruity, but also has quite a strong multicharacter as well.

The good thing about working here at Glasglow is that everything just feels natural, and me and the other production guys just work really well together. The greatest part of the job is laying down casks, knowing that we're producing something that's gonna be drunk in 10, 20 at a time is just a great feeling. Yeah, I've had worse jobs.

Freddie: At the moment we've got a range of casks from first second [SP] fill barrels and Port, Sherry, and some Madeira. Sort of a very rewarding process to see step by step how a product develops and to finally see something go from grain to glass.

David: Makar Glasglow Gin is juniper-led, it has juniper very, very much at the heart. After that it's just seasoned with seven other botanicals: coriander seed, Angelica root, cassia bark, black pepper, licorice, lemon peel, and crushed rosemary. For Makar Glasglow Gin, the perfect serve that we recommend is one part Gin to two parts tonic, and then a slice of mild green chili.

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