The Clydeside Distillery is located within the Pumphouse building which once controlled entry into the famous Glasgow Queen's Dock. The Pumphouse was originally designed to provide hydraulic power to operate the swing bridge, servicing the commercial dock which witnessed the export of whisky with ships destined for all continents of the world.

Clydeside Distillery is also the first dedicated Single Malt Scotch Whisky Distillery for over 100 years based in Glasgow.