Glenturret Single Malt Scotch Whisky
About the Distillery
Glenturret is said to be the oldest single Highland malt distillery in Scotland. It was officially established in 1775, though the site dates back to 1717 when there was numerous illicit stills in Glenturret.
It was closed in the mid 1920’s and then resurrected in the late 1950’s by Peter Fairlie who repositioned The Macallan brand globally.
The distillery is focused on the blended whisky Famous Grouse of which it has a visitors centre named ‘The Famous Grouse Experience’ which attracts over 120,000 visitors annually.
Touser, the distillery cat (1963 – 1987), was born in the still hose and was said to be the greatest mouser ever. She is on record as having disposed of 28,899 mice (though it is not clear who was doing the counting)
Expect a mellow, full bodied and smooth dram. Usually very light in colour with a balance of old oak, sweet honey, fresh fruits and barley.