Glenturret Whisky Distillery
It is no wonder that the Glenturret Distillery is the most visited distillery in Scotland as the Famous Grouse has been Scotland's Favourite Whisky for over 25 years.
Telephone :01764 656565
Fax :01764 654366
Owning Company :The Highland Distilleries Co plc
Production Status :Operational
Source :Loch Turret
Age when bottled :12, 15, 18 yrs
Cask Woods :Refill whisky, ex-bourbon & sherry
Visitors per annum :215414
Special Bottlings :1966, 24 yr, 40%; 15 yr, 50%, 25 yr Decanter, 40%; 21 yr Flagon, 40%, Malt Liqueur 35%
Export Bottlings :12 yrs & Malt Liqueur
Tasting Notes :12 yr
Nose :Very impressive aromatic nose
Taste :Full, lush body with a good depth of flavour and a timulating finish. Delightful.
Comments :Scotland's oldest distillery
Description :In a picturesque location near the town of Crieff ? and formerly called Hosh ? Glenturret Distillery dates from 1775 and is the oldest in Scotland. It was renamed Glenturret in 1875, and is one of Scotland's smallest distilleries. It was closed from 1923 to 1959, but has since been established as one of the most popular malts, strong, smooth and mellow. It uses the water of the Turret Burn with the Opot still' process, a tradition unchanged since it began in the 18th century. The shop sells a range of award-winning Glenturret whiskies. A tour of the distillery includes a free tasting and an audio-visual presentation, called OWater of Life', in the visitor centre as well as the OSpirit of the Glen' exhibition. The shop sells a rangle of Glenturret whiskies.
Directions :Off A85, 1 mile W of Crieff, Hosh, Perthshire.
Opening Hours :Open Feb-Dec, Mon-Sat 9.30-18.00, Sun 12.00-18.00 (last tour 16.30); Jan Mon-Fri 11.30-16.00; (last tour 14.30).