Glasgow used to boast dozens of distilleries.
Haghill, the Tradeston and Calton all had one. Others sat at Dobbie's Loan, Rutherglen Bridge and Mile End distillery was at Provanmill.
Many are now lost like the foggy memories of nights past, such as the distillery founded by Ebenezer Connal at Stobcross, home of the Finniestoun Scots Mixing Whisky.
It is more than 100 years since central Glasgow had a working distillery, according to the group which now hopes to bring whisky back to Finnieston. It is proposing a £10m project which will turn the highly recognisable pump house building into the home of a new small batch single malt Scotch Whisky, as well as providing a visitor centre and other attractions.
With 25 permanent jobs promised once it is open and around 300 jobs supported during the construction process, it aims to attract 50,000 visitors a year.
While many tourists will still want to explore distilleries offering tours and tradition further afield, an urban whisky experience has potential. The scheme has yet to pass planning hurdles, but both as a business and as a focus for regeneration and jobs, this seems an idea worth raising a glass to.
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