Glenturret claims to be the oldest active distillery in Scotland, but as is often the case with extravagant PR claims, the truth is never quite so simple. What is not in question is that officially distillation has taken place in the Crieff area on the site now occupied by the Glenturret distillery since at least 1775, with some sources indicat ... Read More »
The replacement for the old 12yo as the distillery's standard bottling, Glenturret 10yo has a deliciously rich, fruity character. You can see why Famous Grouse is so successful with Glenturret as its backbone.
An old bottling of Glenturret 8 Year Old which, we estimate, dates from the 1980s. A medium-full honeyed malt with attractive youthful brio, the distillery is famous as the home of Famous Grouse - and for Towser, the former distillery cat who caught nearly 30,000 mice.
A special bottling of 1986 Glenturret released for Glasgow's hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Aged for 27 years before being bottled just before the event, this has sweet notes of tropical fruit.
An old bottling of 12 years old Glenturret released for the Italian market. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s, a decade that saw then owners Remy Cointreau take over the distillery with a great deal of investment.
An old distillery bottling of Glenturret 12 year old. Most of the distillery's production is used as a base for the Famous Grouse blended whisky. The 12 year old was the distillery's standard release at the time of production, which we estimate was the 1980s, although it was replaced with a 10 year old in 2003.
An old bottling of 15 year old Glenturret. Founded back in 1775, the distillery is considered by some to be the oldest active distillery in Scotland. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s, a decade which saw a new visitors centre opened by the then owners Remy-Cointreau in a period of investment in the distillery.
A 35 year old bottling of Glenturret from legendary independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd. Berry's have released a string of stunning Glenturrets over the last year and this is sure to be another.
A limited edition bottling of Glenturret distilled in 1980. Bottled in 2003, the label notes the character as 'rich, oaky, nutty, sweet heather'. Glenturret official bottlings are relatively rare, as most of the production is used for the Famous Grouse blend, of which the distillery is the spiritual home. Just 290 bottles were released.
A limited edition bottling of 1977 vintage whisky from Glenturret, normally found at the heart of the Famous Grouse blend. This has been aged for 27 years before being bottled in 2004 to produce a sweet and smooth whisky with toffee and elegant oak.
A rare official bottling of Glenturret, most of whose production goes into Famous Grouse. They claim to be Scotland's oldest distillery, though production was stopped between 1921 and 1959 it was non-operational and was dismantled for a time, so depends on your criteria. This is a 1972 vintage, bottled in 2002.
A rare official bottling from Glenturret, this is a single cask from the now much-revered 1977 vintage, released at full strength way back in October 2006 after 29 years in the wood. Just 246 bottles were yielded from the cask.