Whisky and Beer Tours in Scotland
Scotch whisky has a long and fascinating history, which stretches all the way back to the 11th century. Its Gaelic name “uisge beatha” means “water of life” and today it is exported all across the world. While beer has been brewed in Scotland for around 5,000 years and as popular today as ever. We have several local distilleries and breweries around Loch Lomond, producing different styles and flavours. Many offer tours, where you can sample the drinks for yourself and find out more about how they were made.
Whisky Distilleries near Loch Lomond
Our closest and arguably one of the world’s most famous distilleries is Glengoyne Distillery. This whisky distillery in Scotland sits on the outskirts of the nearby village of Killearn. A range of tours and tasting sessions are available.
Loch Lomond Whisky dates back to 1814 at the original distillery site in Tarbet. Now situated near Alexandria, Loch Lomond Distillery produces both malt and grain Scotch whisky. It uses a unique set-up of three sets of stills.
Situated on the outskirts on Glasgow, the Auchentoshan Distillery provides experiences from basic tours to the Ultimate tour including a masterclass and tasting.
Breweries near Loch Lomond
If beer and ale is more your thing then Loch Lomond Brewery is worth a visit. This family-run microbrewery situated in Alexandria uses malts and a diverse range of hops from across the world. Then combines them with exceptional water, fresh from Glen Finglas in the foothills of the western shores of Loch Lomond, to create award-winning beers.
On the outskirts of Stirling, Allanwater Brewhouse provides afternoon and evening tours where you can sample all their beers and ciders. They cater for small and large groups and at the end of the tour, enjoy a pint of your favourite.