Famous Grouse, Crieff

Famous Grouse, Crieff, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the Famous Grouse whisky brand. This is, in fact, a very popular blend which ranks as Scotland’s biggest-selling whisky. There is the standard premium blend, a 12 year old de luxe blend Gold Reserve and another de luxe blend the Famous Grouse Prestige. Recently, the Snow Grouse has been introduced to the market, a blend of grain whiskies aimed at the younger, vodka drinking sector and to be served chilled.

Although Famous Grouse is a blend there is a very popular Visitor Centre at Crieff in central Scotland which reportedly receives up to 200,000 visitors per annum. This is located at the Glenturret Distillery, a tiny operation but with a history dating back to 1775. Glenturret produces a single malt which is a key constituent of the Famous Grouse blend.

Tours are available which demonstrate the entire whisky making process from malting and mashing through to fermentation, distillation and maturation. There are plenty of opportunities for tastings.

There are other famous brands within the same group which include Macallan and Highland Park.

Here is the tour guide in full flow at Famous Grouse. 

Tour Guide at Famous Grouse

Tour Guide at Famous Grouse, Scotland

Tasting at Famous Grouse

Whisky Tasting at Famous Grouse

Whisky Tasting at Famous Grouse, Scotland

Famous Grouse range of whiskies.

Selection of Whiskies at Famous Grouse

Selection of Whiskies at Famous Grouse, Scotland

At the bar at Famous Grouse.

Bar at Famous Grouse

Bar at Famous Grouse, Scotland

Snow Grouse at Famous Grouse. Serve chilled!

Snow Grouse at Famous Grouse

Snow Grouse at Famous Grouse, Scotland

View of the Distillery site.

Glenturret Distillery

Glenturret Distillery, Crieff

Draff residue being loaded on to trailer for cattle feed.

Loading Draff at Glenturret Distillery

Loading Draff at Glenturret Distillery, Scotland

Whisky vats at Glenturret.

Spirit Vats at Glenturret Distillery

Spirit Vats at Glenturret Distillery, Scotland


Overall the Famous Grouse is a quality visitor attraction for persons wishing to learn about the brand and the whisky making process. Located in delightful Perthshire.

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