The whisky industry provides Scotland's economy with a boost from sales and exports, and other areas like the Highlands, Islands and Speyside attract many visitors to their distilleries.
People from outside the city may not associate whisky with Glasgow as they do with the more remote and romantic images of Scotland.
But Glasgow too has an important role in the whisky story and in days gone by many thousands of men and women were employed in distilling, bottling, warehousing and distribution of our national drink.
A small distillery and visitor centre close to the SECC will attract many through its doors and add some more diversity to the Clydeside, an area still in need of investment to usefully fill the empty spaces around the new Riverside Museum.
The people behind the plan have years of experience in the industry to draw upon to make this innovative plan a success.
The more attractions we have, the better for promoting the city abroad, and more visitors equals more cash coming into the economy and more jobs sustained across the hospitality sector.
We can all drink to that.