pop up Whisky bar & Scottish Themed 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 a slice of Scotland 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 capture that Scottish spirit. 


Scottish culture and heritage is unique and can be found in all corners of the world. I'm extremely passionate about Scotland and it's people 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 understand 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 Scottish Themed Guided Walking Tours (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 discover Scotland right in the heart of London. There are 2 tours to choose from.



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Tour 1: Introduction to Scottish Whisky £20 per person

Start the tour in a central London location. Learn a little about the history of whisky in the shadow of a statue dedicated to Scotland's national poet.


Walk to a lovely traditional English pub and enjoy a whisky you have just learned a little about. Feel free to buy any other drink you want if whisky doesn't take your fancy.


Walk to the Wallace memorial and discover if he did actually shout 'FREEDOM'! Arrive at our second pub and enjoy another whisky this time maybe from a different whisky producing region and discover the different flavour profile.


Walk towards our final destination, a pub close to Covent Garden, and enjoy a final dram. 


Please note no whisky is included in the cost of the tour. Tour price is for guide service only.


Departure Point: Entrance to Embankment Gardens close to Embankment underground station

Departure time: Various 

Must be booked in advance: Yes (please click below)

Max Group Size: 8

Age: Strictly 18+ (please bring ID)

Pubs Visited: 3

Drinks Included: No (recommended to bring £20 to enjoy a whisky in each pub)

Walking Distance: 2.5 Miles

Duration: 3hrs

Finish point: Close to Covent Garden

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Tour 2: Scottish Landmarks in London £15 per person

We'll start by visiting the statue of Scotland's national poet Rabbie Burns. Hear about his humble beginnings and life that is still celebrated around the world. I'd be surprised if you didn't know at least one of his poems or songs!


Walk along the embankment and hear how a Glaswegian helped build one of London's most famous and iconic bridges. Afterwards pass the home of a famous Scottish media company. You might have read some of their publications without realising.


Stop at the statue that commemorates where Scotland's most famous freedom fighter was executed and discover whether he did actually shout 'Freedom'!


Head back towards the finish point close to Covent Garden but not before passing one of only two Churches in the Capital belonging to The Church of Scotland.


As we walk round I will share some of Scotland's national drink, no not whisky but Irn Bru. Keep fuelled by trying some sugary snacks popular at home.


Departure Point: Entrance to Embankment Gardens close to Embankment underground station

Departure time: 10.30am

Must be booked in advance: Yes (please click below)

Max Group Size: 8

Age: All welcome

Included: Small sample of Irn Bru and traditional snacks

Walking Distance: 2.5 Miles

Duration: 2hrs

Finish point: Close to Covent Garden

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Good to Know

Private and bespoke tours with alternative departure times can be arranged. Please get in touch for details.


Please remember these are walking tours 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, cash/card to buy drinks (Tour 1), camera, sense of humour. Bottle of water during warmer days might be handy.


To book now please click below. Select which tour and how many people you want to book. Click 'book' then select date and time.

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

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The Spirit Of Scotland

A trading name of The Spirit of Winchester Ltd

Mon

09:00 – 17:00

Tue

09:00 – 17:00

Wed

09:00 – 17:00

Thu

09:00 – 22:00

Fri

09:00 – 22:00

Sat

09:00 – 22:00

Sun

09:00 – 22:00