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 »
A 1999 vintage Glenturret from independent bottlers Gordon & Macphail as part of their Macphail's Collection. This was distilled in the same year that current (as of 2013) owners Edrington bought the holding company of the distillery for over £600m. This has notes of cherry and nuts.
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.
A single cask 1986 vintage whisky from Glenturret, bottled at cask strength by Signatory for their Cask Strength Collection. Distilled on November 28th, matured in hogshead #295 and bottled almost 27 years later on October 22nd 2013.
A 34 year old Glenturret from Japanese-based independent bottlers Acorn. Most of the distillery's production goes into The Famous Grouse, but when left to mature, it can produce fantastic gems such as this. The label contains a tribute to Towser, the mouser who died at the grand old age of 23.
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.