Glenturret offers a wide variety of Whisky range in different cask types and ages. The most famous one is the 10 year old original bottle, which has mild fruity aromas with citrus notes. Soft and malty on the palate with oaky and orange flavors.
Aside from Whisky the distillery also brews a beer called Oskabeer.
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'The Famous Grouse Experience' is located in the Glenturret Distillery. So it's not hard to believe that a big amount of malt Whisky from Glenturret, is used in Famous Grouse blends.
The distillery cat Towser, killed 28,889 mice in the 1980s. Towser made the Guinness Book of World Records.
Famous Grouse Experience in the distillery is referred to as the Walt Disney of Whisky.
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Glenturret sits near the Highland boundary fault line, on the banks of the Turret River two miles northwest of Crieff in Perthshire. The site of Glenturret was well known for illicit distilling in the 18th century.
The distillery was officially known as Hosh Distillery by that time, and it was founded by a group of illicit distillers. In 1826, another smaller distillery got the licence under the name of Glenturret, but it had a short lifetime.
In 1875, Hosh Distillery changed its name to Glenturret under the ownership of Thomas Stewart. It changed hands several times, and was affected by the Whisky boom and World Wars. Finally Highland Distillers, which was later purchased by The Edrington Group bought the distillery in 1990.
Glenturret uses the waters of Loch Turret. Production capacity is 340,000 liters which is relatively small. There is one wash still with 12,500 liters of capacity and a spirit still having a capacity of 9,000 liters.
Glenturret is still using floor maltings thanks to their small scaled production. The distillery sources its barley from various locations, and different amounts of barley are used in different batches.
CountryUnited Kingdom, Scotland
No. of stills2
AddressGlenturret Distillery The Hosh Crieff Perthshire PH7 4HA United Kingdom