This evening, my theme is the small Glenturret Distillery in Perthshire. Here is produced a single which is a constituent of the Famous Grouse blend. In fact this distillery is marketed as the Famous Grouse Experience with associated marketing hype. Unfortunately, photography is restricted and hence paucity of images of the interior distilling process.

Entrance to Glenturret

Glenturret is possibly the oldest distillery in Scotland dating back to 1775 when it began as Hosh distillery. After many changes of ownership since start up, the distillery it was shut down in 1923 and thereafter reverted to the farming enterprise from it originally evolved. In the 1950s the distillery was reactivated by one James Fairlie and now forms part of the Highland Distillers Group. Sister brands include Highland Park, Cutty Sark and Macallan.The Famous Grouse is reported to be the best selling whisky in Scotland for the past 30 years.

Whisky Storage

Key statistics:

Whisky Region: Highlands

Water Source: Loch Turret

Stills: Two

Capacity: 340,000 litres p.a.

Draff at Glenturret


Overall, this distillery is deserving of a visit if in the Crieff area. The visitor centre is geared to high volumes of visitors and offers a wide range of whisky/distillery tours. 

Elsewhere today, I have been focused on technical matters. My techie friend, Paul has kindly set up a couple of new cellphone apps which will make my life a little easier and more productive when touring. Also, bought a new domain name. Lots more work to do on the website during the fall and winter time!

Posted information on Scott family history to my Glasgow Ancestry blog.

Weather here in Glasgow has been farly benign.

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