Distillery Tours – We Partner with Scotland’s Best Loved Brewer

October 4, 2017

Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce that we are entering into an exciting partnership with Tennent’s Visitor Centre to offer a collaborative dual tour, combining the magic of MAKAR gin distillation and the brewing of Tennent’s Lager.

In a city first, we have come together to create this unique new tourism product for anyone wishing to spend the day going behind the scenes at Glasgow’s first gin and single malt distillery and Scotland’s best-loved brewery.

Commencing this Saturday (7th October) the tour will begin at the Tennent’s Visitor Centre at Wellpark Brewery – home to over 450 years of brewing tradition and expertise. Discover what makes Tennent’s so special in a guided tour of the rich heritage of the lager that is loved by generations.

After tasting some of Tennent’s best loved products, including a few exclusive brews, you’ll head over to our distillery (travel included in the price of your ticket) and get the full guided tasting tour of MAKAR gin and our upcoming 2018 single-malt whisky.

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Head distiller Lachlan McIntyre and a team of tour guides will take you on an interactive tasting tour, from the selection of botanicals we use to create our signature MAKAR flavour, to the process behind creating Glasgow’s first single malt whisky since 1902. Learn how whisky is made, from grain to glass, and beyond.

Our tour is a hands-on experience of small batch production within a working distillery which allows you to be part of the distillation process first hand. A full interactive tasting of our upcoming single-malt whiskies and our range of MAKAR Gin accompanies the tour.

The dual tour also features exclusive discounts on merchandise and preview tastings of upcoming distillery products. Three dates have been announced so far: Saturday, 7th October, Saturday, 4th November and Saturday, 2nd December with more to be announced in 2018.

Speaking about the announcement of the dual collaborative tours, Liam Hughes, co-founder:

“Tennent’s Visitor Centre is a top Glasgow attraction and we’re excited to partner with a leading operator to showcase both our distillery and their brewery in an exciting new exclusive tour. There’s no better way to learn about the production of your favourite drink than being right in the thick of it – this joint tour offers first-hand experience of the magic behind MAKAR gin and Scotland’s favourite pint, there’s no better day out than that!”

Ross Pollock, Tennent’s Training Academy & Visitor Centre manager said: “Glasgow is firmly on the map as a destination for food and drink tourism and rightly so, the city has been producing fantastic brands for hundreds of years. We’re delighted to offer this unique experience to those visiting our city. MAKAR is an incredible gin with a great story to tell.

“We’ve got more than a few tales to tell ourselves, of course, so the combined tour and tasting will make for an interesting, delicious, experience. We’ve had great feedback from the preview tours we’ve held so far and can’t wait to welcome the first punters on 7 October.”

Due to limited numbers tours are expected to sell out.

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