pop up Whisky bar & Walking tours

About Us

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Hi I'm Rab, originally from Glasgow now based just outside London.

That's me at the Callanish standing stones on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, earlier this year. A magical place!


My concept is to bring some famous Scottish hospitality to London and surrounding areas. 


Whether it's the pop up whisky bar, a fun whisky tasting session or a guided walking tour there's sure to be a way for you to experience that Scottish spirit. 


Scottish culture is unique and can be found in all corners of the world, something I'm extremely passionate about and I'd love to share that with you in some small way!


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Pop Up Bar & Private Tastings

My mission is to make Scottish single malt whisky accessible to all. For too long whisky has had an image problem. If you think it's expensive, difficult to navigate and only 'an old mans drink' then think again!   


Forget about connoisseurs and experts, hire the bar, taste some whisky and make up your own mind. Let me bring the orange antlers and over 20 Scottish single malts to your wedding, private party, corporate or other fun event. 


The bar covers from London to the South coast and beyond. I've divided the malts in to 4 areas of taste and cover all 6 of the main whisky producing areas. There will be a plan on the bar to help you choose. There might even be a couple of bottles of rare whisky hiding under the bar. 


To keep things simple I only have 3 mixers; natural highland spring water (my preferred choice), ice cubes (don't listen to the experts) or more whisky. 


There are even a couple of whisky cocktails and craft Scottish gins if that's your thing! The bar also stocks a small selection of quality hand rolled Cuban and Honduran cigars that you can enjoy paired with your scotch.


Alongside the bar I also host fun informal whisky tasting events. Perfect for private parties and corporate events. For prices to hire the bar and tastings please see below. To book or enquire please complete the contact form below or email contact@the-spirit-of-scotland.co.uk Thanks.

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Small Group Guided Whisky Walking Tour (London)

Did you now that London has several Scottish landmarks? Some you might recognise others need some local knowledge. Join an authentic Glaswegian as we go a scotch journey right in the heart of London.

Photo from a recent tour with guests from Japan and America

Tour: Scottish Whisky Tasting & History £46 Per Person

Explore some great London pubs as we go on our scotch journey.


Learn how whisky in Scotland was first produced, who started making it, the illicit trade and what made it the drink it is today. 


Discover the different whisky producing areas of Scotland and learn how each has it's own particular history and taste profile. 


If you think all scotch is smoky and peaty then think again! By the end of the evening you will know your single malts from your blends.


In the pub we can enjoy a dram and share some stories, a Scottish tradition dating back centuries. Four standard measures of whisky are included in the price of the tour!


Find out if you prefer Lowlands, Speyside or maybe you're a fan of the Highlands? Each person will be given a whisky tasting map to take notes and I will explain where each whisky is positioned.


Departure Point: Exit of Temple Underground Station (Circle and District lines)

Departure time: Various.

Must be booked in advance: Yes, currently through Airbnb experiences (please click below)

Max Group Size: 6

Age: Strictly 18+ (please bring ID)

Pubs Visited: 4

Drinks Included: Yes. 4 Standard 25ml measures of whisky.

Walking Distance: 2.5 Miles

Duration: Approximately 3hrs

Finish point: Close to Covent Garden

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Good to Know

Private and bespoke tours with alternative departure dates and times can be arranged. Great for corporate events, stag and hen parties, birthdays etc. Please email contact@the-spirit-of-scotland.co.uk for details. 


Please remember it's a walking tour and a reasonable level of fitness is required.


What to Bring/Wear

Although sunnier and drier than Glasgow please check the weather before the tour starts and bring an umbrella if required! Sensible walking shoes, clothes for the British weather, camera, sense of humour. Bottle of water during warmer days might be handy!


To book now please click below. 

Price List


Whiskies may change subject to availability but the aim is always to have 20 different malts.

Contact Us

E: contact@the-spirit-of-scotland.co.uk M: 07789 184486 or complete form below with a few details of your event

Thanks for your custom

The Spirit Of Scotland

A trading name of The Spirit of Winchester Ltd