This year marks 100 years since Kirkintilloch’s own Rita Cowan met Masataka Taketsuru, a Japanese student sent to Scotland to discover the secrets of whisky distillation. Soon after they married and returned to Japan where together they established what would become the NIKKA Corporation and constructed their first distillery in Yoichi. Join us on this Centenary Celebration Cruise as we enjoy 6 Japanese Whiskies raising a glass to the Father & Mother of the Japanese Whisky Industry…and it all started here in Kirkintilloch.


Bookings can either be made via the website or at the Kirkintilloch Community Hub, 2-4 West High Street, Kirkintilloch, G66 1AD.

Please note payment can only be made via the Community Hub, and payment must be made in advance of the trip.