150ft up in the Glasgow sky lies the most exclusive & unique whisky bar in the world. For three days only starting tomorrow, Whyte & Mackay taken over theÂ Titan Crane in Clydebank and transformed it intoÂ The Lionâ€™s Clyde where it will be serving drams for to up 8 people at a time to celebrate its 170th anniversary.
The whisky label was formed on the Clyde docks by James Whyte and Charles Mackay and what better way to celebrate than usingÂ a piece of Clyde history. The crane was designed originally to be used in the lifting of equipment such asÂ enginesÂ during the fitting out of battleships and ocean liners at the John Brown shipyard, where my grandfather worked.
At 23 square metres, it certainly is Scotland’s smallest bar. It comes complete with “brick walls”, bar stools, tables, a “roaring fire” and pub snacks to create the ultimate destination for whisky lovers.
Due to the size restriction, entry is limited and available on a first come, first served basis viaÂ Whyte & Mackayâ€™s Facebook pageÂ and the lucky few will be picked up by a complementary taxi anywhere within a 10 mile radius in Glasgow before taking a lift to the top of the crane. Unfortunately, most of the dedicated time slots are now all Sold Out but if you check back daily, they open extra slots so you may just be one of the lucky ones.
I checked it out yesterday afternoon, had a little tipple and enjoyed the views while chatting away with others who were there. It was a rather fun way to spend the afternoon and would be a great place to catch up with friends and see Glasgow from a different angle. When you are 150ft up in the air, it doesn’t actually feel that high which is great for those who are scared of heights, plus when you are tucked away in the bar, you forget just how high up you actually are.
So will you want to be one of the lucky ones to have a dram in the sky?
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