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Connecting people, cultures, and whiskies from a different perspective

Our dream is to ignite a desire and passion for all things whisky within each one of you. We aim to do this by providing whisky tastings and guided whisky tours throughout the beautiful cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. ‘Once Upon a Whisky’ tours are based on education, culture, and responsible drinking and our aim is to make you as passionate about whisky as we are.

Once Upon a Whisky puts a new spin on the traditional concept of whisky tours in Scotland. We don’t focus on the production process or how whisky is made. Here we show you how to enjoy whisky while learning curious facts and quirky stories about the Scottish national drink. From cocktails and food to music and films, whisky connects people through a variety of passions and cultures.

A 5-Star Experience

Whisky Tour in Glasgow Maria Camila, Colombia

This was the best experience I could’ve had in Glasgow! We went to two really nice and lively local pubs, we tried different types of whiskies and we listen to Camilo’s explanations and curious facts about whisky, and finally, we went to The Clydeside Distillery, a lovely place to understand its production process... I got very engaged with whisky culture, it’s the only spirit I want to drink from now on! I really like to find that Camilo is a real expert on the matter and I love the passion with which he gives the tour, it’s inspiring!

– Reviewed February, 2019
Whisky Tour in Edinburgh Clemence, France

What a delightful journey through the senses! I attended Once upon a Whisky event with a few friends last December. We had an incredible evening exploring different kinds of whiskies from all over the world and learning all about the complexities of taste through stories, films and maps. The different whiskies were paired with sushi and not only the pairing was absolutely delicious, it really taught me about the infinite possibilities between food and drink that exist when you open your mind to it. Camilo is extremely knowledgable and teaches you by ways of storytelling, which really takes the experience to the next level.

– Reviewed February, 2019
Daria, Russia

Great idea to spend your evening. I’m not a fan of whisky and drinking at all, to be honest, but I am a fan of the atmosphere of sincere and frank communication arising in a friendly company! This whisky tour is really good managed, all aspects are elaborated. First, you are told a story of the drink, a process of its creation, special features, then offered to smell and taste. Also, I was very lucky to win a bottle of whisky. Thanks, Camilo, for this interesting tour!

– Reviewed February, 2019
Whisky Tour near me Steffi, Scotland

A fantastic day out with an extremely lovely and knowledgeable host Camilo made the tour entertaining and made sure to spend time with each individual in our wee group whisky drama were all fabulous with the Bowmore being my personal favourite fabulous birthday gift for my partner and stepdad my brother and I decided to take part in the treat and it did not disappoint think I will book another before Xmas it was that good! the boys will be seeing Camilo again before 2018 is out I think!

– Reviewed October, 2018
Whisky Tour in Glasgow Ritta, USA

My friends and I went on this tour on our last night in Glasgow. Two of them are not whisky drinkers, but you do not have to love whisky to enjoy the tour. Camilo was so informative and his knowledge of Scotch and whisky selections were unbelievable. We tasted whiskies from different regions in Scotland and Camilo took the time to talk about each one. He also taught us how to properly taste the whisky and identify a flavour profile. All in all, this was probably one of my favourite tours in Glasgow. I definitely recommend it to whisky lovers and anyone who wants to learn about Scottish whisky origins. I left the tour with a lot of new information. Thanks, Camilo!

– Reviewed July , 2018