A journey to the Highlands isn’t necessary for exploring one of Scotland’s most quintessential pleasures: whisky. Glengoyne Distillery, which has been producing single-malt scotch whiskies since 1833, is just a 20-minute drive from Glasgow city center—and a perfect day-trip destination. The distillery compound itself is idyllic, with tidy whitewashed buildings tucked into the rolling Campsie Hills, and a cascading waterfall that brings water from nearby Loch Lomond (allegedly lending a delicate flavor to Glengoyne whisky). A variety of touring options are offered daily, ranging from basic “Wee Tasting tours” to sessions with a Master Blender, who shows you how to create your own unique blend.
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