The Glasgow Garden Festival
If you were living in Glasgow in 1988 you might remember the Glasgow Garden Festival.
The Glasgow Garden Festival was the third of five National Garden Festivals in cities across the UK. And it was the only one to take place in Scotland. Based on the German post-war ‘Bundesgartenschau’ idea for reclaiming large areas of disused land in cities.
So what happened? Well it was held between 26 April and 26 September 1988. It attracted over 4 million visitors. And the festival covered 120 acres on the south bank of the River Clyde. One memorable features was the 73 m high Clydesdale Bank 150th Anniversary Tower! Not to mention the coca cola roller coaster!
Now the site is home to the Glasgow Science Centre and a digital media village.
Strathclyde 30 Year Old 1988 30th Anniversary Single Grain Scotch Whiskey 54.8%
But here’s something you might not know. Just along the River Clyde in the Gorbals district of Glasgow, a single grain Scotch whiskey was distilled that very same year at Strathclyde Grain Distillery.
And now, 30 years later, this very special single grain Scotch whiskey has been bottled. It’s available to buy now exclusively from TheWhiskyBarrel.com. Distilled on 9 June 1988 and bottled on 10 June 2018. Just 137 individually numbered bottles available.
It’s a rare find. The grain whiskey produced at Strathclyde is used to develop blends. There are no official bottlings available.
We will be restricting this to 2 bottles per customer in the interest of fairness. So place your order quickly to avoid disappointment!
Colour: Golden syrup.
Nose: Sweet butterscotch and toffee.
Taste: Caramelised sugar, rich toffee and Scottish vanilla tablet.
Finish: Medium dry, satisfying finish with hints of fudge and toffee lingering.