Award-winning whisky brand Whyte & Mackay was founded on the docks of Glasgow in 1844 by James Whyte and Charles Mackay. At the beginning of this month the company celebrated its 170th year anniversary in a unique way, from the height of a crane.
To offer its fans a one in a lifetime experience Whyte & Mackay has turned the wheelhouse of the historic, 107 year old Titan Crane, situated next to the River Clyde, into a bar.
The unique concept bar was called The Lion’s Clyde to celebrate the whisky’s Clydebuilt past and was opened for a week only. The entry to the bar was limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Only eight people at a time could book a trip up the 150ft crane.
Complete with brick walls, a roaring fire, tables and chairs, the venue has been overwhelmed with the response. The only thing that the whisky lovers complaint about was the bar’s too short lifespan.
Here is a look at how the cozy bar came together.
While was opened The Lion’s Clyde was the world’s first pub on a crane and one of Scotland’s smallest.
What do you think about enjoying a dram and some conversation on a top of a crane?