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Glasgow’s first whisky boat sets sail on the Clyde

Glasgow's whisky fans could soon be sailing down the Clyde dram in hand, as the ‘Murray McDavid’ whisky boat arrives in the city.

Published: April 15, 2016
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Moored next to the ‘The Tall Ship’ at Riverside, the 60ft traditional wooden boat ‘Murray McDavid’ has been rejuvenated for a new lease of life on the River Clyde.

Designed as a floating office for day to day business, the boat will also be taking guests on board for whisky tasting events throughout the year, introducing whisky lovers to Murray McDavid’s range of Scotch whisky.


During the summer months, the boat will also take sailing trips to the islands to take part in whisky festivals and cultural events.

Corporate events and tasting groups can also take advantage of the location in the heart of Glasgow, enjoying bespoke tastings and private bookings including one-to-one sessions with the bottling company's Master Blender.


Murray McDavid, a whisky bottler based at Coleburn Distillery in the heart of Speyside, offer the complete range of Scotch from vintage single malts and select grains to vatted malts and crafted blends.

A spokesperson for the group said: "We are a boat full of whisky lovers and we are excited to be bringing this unique concept to Glasgow."

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• For more information on the Murray McDavid brand visit www.murray– or email Brand Ambassador Dean Jode on

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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