Interview with manager Alan Irvine, The Scottish Gantry

What is arguably one of Scotland’s best drinks shops The Scottish Gantry has opened in Milngavie.

The Gantry offers a huge range of boutique gins, fine and independently sourced wines; craft beers as well as an unrivalled selection of whiskies and other spirits. It is a real treasure trove with glassware and unique gifts to fit every budget.

The business started in Stirling in 2017. The Gantry has quickly become recognised as a must visit store for locals and drinks enthusiasts throughout the central belt. The Stirling Whisky Society was rebranded and relaunched by the staff of the Scottish Gantry; and plans are afoot to see this replicated in the Milngavie and Bearsden areas.

For wine buffs, entry to its wine club will provide an immersive experience and interaction on an eclectic range from all corners of the globe.

Due to Covid restrictions the renowned whisky, gin and wine tastings that the store operates will be held through Zoom. These will commence on 15th October with a GlenAllachie whisky tasting.

The ethos of the Scottish Gantry permits, where possible, store customers to sample pre purchase. This approach allows consumers the opportunity to broaden their horizons on drinks choice. The store is decorated in a unique manner with antique furniture; creating a setting that makes a visit a truly enjoyable experience.

All Scottish Gantry staff are trained formally through the Wines and Spirits Education Trust. This affords customers the comfort that they are being directed in a way that fully meets their specific requirements.

Alan Irvine and the team at The Scottish Gantry in Milngavie
Alan Irvine and the team at The Scottish Gantry in Milngavie

The manager of the new Milngavie store Alan Irvine has worked in the drinks industry for more than 20 years. Alan who holds the much sought after wine diploma commented 

“We are absolutely thrilled to offer our unique service to the people of Milngavie, Bearsden and surrounding districts. Customers may be assured of a warm and friendly welcome; we are excited at how the business can grow within the community. We are here to help determine choice and the best way of achieving that is via sampling. The team look forward to welcoming our new customers”.

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