Scottish Lowlands

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Auchentoshan

Within half an hour of both Glasgow City Centre and Loch Lomond, Auchentoshan is a popular spot to visit. Overlooking the River Clyde, Auchentoshan – meaning corner of the field – was set up in 1823 and is know for the delicacy and lightness of its malt. One secret to this elegance? Triple rather than double distillation.

A range of tours cater for both the newcomer and the connoisseur, and for the dedicated, there's a chance to fill your own bottle of Auchentoshan straight from the cask.

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Belhaven Brewery

Be assured of a warm welcome at Belhaven. Within an hour of Edinburgh on the outskirts of historic Dunbar, sits Scotland's oldest continuously working brewery. With waters akin to those under Burton and ready access to barley, it is perhaps unsurprising that brewing extends back many centuries to canny monks resident in the area.

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Glenkinchie Distillery

Set in the depths of rural East Lothian, within an hour of central Edinburgh, Glenkinchie distillery has been making a classic Lowland malt whisky for over 130 years.

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Houston Brewing Company

The village of Houston is a mere 15 minutes from Glasgow Airport, but it could be miles from anywhere. The Fox and Hounds sits in the middle of the village, a traditional Georgian coaching house. Tucked out of sight in what was a disused cellar you'll find the micro-brewery which, since 1997, has been serving the pub – and winning awards! The Fox and Hounds is a family affair, with brothers Jonathon and Carl Wengel as pub and brewery manager respectively.

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Traquair House Brewery

Scotland's oldest, longest continuously inhabited house also produces some highly regarded ales, some to ancient recipes. No doubt the house would have had its own brewery in centuries gone by – with a guest list including Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, it's hard to think otherwise – but it wasn't until the father of the current Lady of the Manor, Catherine Maxwell-Stuart, stumbled upon some old brewing kit in an outbuilding that the modern era began.

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Waulkmill Cider

Waulkmill Cider, sat in luscious countryside between Langholm and Eskdalemuir, prides itself on being a truly Scottish enterprise, producing cider that is grown, picked and fermented in Dumfries and Galloway. They produce still cider, apple juice, and most recently cider vinegar, all from several Scottish apple varieties blended with local crab apples and traditional cider apples.

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WEST Brewery Bar and Restaurant

Housed in probably the grandest location of any brewery anywhere - the Templeton Building is modelled on the Doge's Palace in Venice - WEST brewery looks out across Glasgow Green to the People's Palace. It's a perfect spot to take the tour, enjoy some lunch, and then stroll through the park to the River Clyde.

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