In this blog, we take you on a delightful journey through Glasgow’s vibrant culinary and brewing scene. In this edition, we invite you to experience the captivating Tennent’s Brewery Tour and savour a mouth-watering meal at Van Winkle Barrowlands. Get ready to immerse yourself in a blend of rich history, traditional craftsmanship, and delectable flavours. Let’s dive in!
Tennent’s Brewery Tour:
Our adventure begins at the iconic Tennent’s Brewery, situated in the heart of Glasgow. With a legacy spanning over 450 years, Tennent’s is one of Scotland’s oldest brewery and a true symbol of Scottish brewing heritage. As you step into the brewery, you’ll be greeted by an immersive experience that unravels the secrets behind crafting Scotland’s favourite pint.
During the guided tour, you’ll walk through the historic halls where the famous Tennent’s Lager is produced. Knowledgeable guides will regale you with tales of the brewery’s history, sharing fascinating insights into the brewing process and the company’s significant contribution to Scottish culture. From the malted barley to the fermentation and maturation stages, you’ll gain a newfound appreciation for the craft of brewing as you witness it first-hand.
The tour also includes a visit to the Wellpark Brewery’s Tennent’s Story heritage centre. Here, you can explore a captivating collection of artifacts, memorabilia, and exhibits, giving you a deeper understanding of Tennent’s pivotal role in Glasgow’s social fabric.
Van Winkle Barrowlands Meal Offer:
After indulging in the fascinating brewery tour, it’s time to treat your taste buds to a sumptuous meal at Van Winkle Barrowlands, a renowned dining spot located near the famous Barrowland Ballroom.
Van Winkle proudly serves up Scotland’s largest selection of Bourbons. Our aim is to bring real quality products, delivered by genuine people, in an atmosphere that allows you to drift and believe you are in the deepest parts of Kentucky!
The menu features an array of mouth-watering dishes, serving a variety of wee plates, flavorsome mac n cheese, famous Van Winkle wings and home-made burgers and sandwiches, there’s something to satisfy every palate.
In addition to the delightful food, Van Winkle also boasts an impressive selection of craft beers, including, of course, Tennent’s Lager. Pairing your meal with a perfectly poured pint is an absolute must, enhancing the flavours and creating a harmonious dining experience.
Embarking on the Tennent’s Brewery Tour and enjoying a delectable meal at Van Winkle Barrowlands is an unforgettable experience for beer enthusiasts and food lovers alike. From immersing yourself in the rich history of Tennent’s Brewery to savouring the mouth-watering Kentucky cuisine using locally sourced produce at Van Winkle, this combination offers a delightful journey through Glasgow’s culinary and brewing delights. So, come and raise a glass to the perfect blend of tradition, craftsmanship, and gastronomy!
By Sean OHagan, GM, Tennent’s Visitor Centre