The Water of Life Film

The Water of Life is a fantastic documentary that focuses on the people who turned the stagnant whisky industry of the 1980’s into the force that we see today around the world. Greg Swartz, the Director of The Water of Life, joins Rascal + Thorn to collaborate once again for a special “longer” weekend that includes distillery visits, great tastings, the premiere of his new Docu-Series on Independent Bottlers and the Glasgow Whisky Festival!!

Greg will be joined by Charles Grabitzky, our Rascal + Thorn co-owner, trip leader and whisky expert! Charles has led over 20 whisky tours around the world and cannot wait to join the group for this really fun time in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

Whisky Experiences

This 4-night tour is filled with special distillery visits and experiences!

We start with Distillery Visits to Glenturret, Rosebank and the Clydeside. This will be followed by curated tastings in the evenings with Independent Bottlers that lead up to the Premiere release of Greg’s new Docu-Series focused on the bottlers that we will be meeting!

And to top it all off, we will take part in Glasgow’s Whisky Festival on Saturday, November 9th. A full weekend of special events and experiences.


This tour will be based in Glasgow for its entirety, so no packing up and moving along. We love Glasgow for its Scottish charm, but the food and whisky scene is something really special. This trip will include meals at Lalique, the Michelin restaurant at the Glenturret Distillery, along with many in Glasgow.

Each evening will include dining and dramming at various venues, and will be curated to make for a very special 4 nights. We end the tour with the Glasgow Whisky Festival, where we can sample from many great distilleries and bottlers, and taste expressions that are not found anyplace else.



  • Glenturret
  • Rosebank
  • The Clydeside
  • The Glasgow Distillery
  • and others


  • Glasgow Whisky Festival
  • Premiere of the new Docu-Series
  • Special Distillery Experiences
  • Curated Independent Bottler Tastings
  • Walking Tour of Glasgow
  • Curated Scottish Dining
  • Many other special visits

Wednesday, November 6th – Arrive to Glasgow for 4 nights. Welcome dinner and tasting at The Artisan Restaurant in Wishaw.
Thursday, November 7th – Morning visit to the Glenturret Distillery followed by lunch at Lalique. Afternoon visit to the new Rosebank Distillery. Dinner in Glasgow with special tasting.
Friday, November 8th – Morning Walking Tour of Glasgow. Lunch followed by visit to The Clydeside Distillery. Early evening Premiere Screening of the new Docu-Series followed by dinner and drams.
Saturday, November 9th – Morning visit to The Glasgow Distillery. Afternoon at the Glasgow Whisky Festival. Final group dinner before departure Sunday morning, November 10th.

Please note, the itinerary is subject to change. But we plan to incorporate the visits and experiences mentioned above in the itinerary.

  • 4-night stay in Scotland
  • Transportation within Scotland via bus and taxi
  • Distillery Tours and Tastings
  • Festival Tickets
  • Breakfasts (4), Lunches (2) and Dinners (4)
  • Historical & Cultural sights
  • All taxes
Not Included
  • Transportation to or from Scotland before/after tour
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks during included meals, unless noted
  • Travel Insurance

We select the best accommodations for the group in Glasgow with walking access to restaurants and local attractions.

$2995.00 per person (double occupancy), Single Supplement $500

A deposit of $1495.00 is due to secure a place on the trip. Reservations are taken on a first-come / first-serve basis.

Single Supplement is available.  The single supplement cost is an additional $500.

Final payment is due 90 days prior to the start of the tour.

Please contact us for a Reservation Form.

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