Buy Glenturret OnlineThe Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest distillery. Since its origins among the smugglers and illicit stills of the 18th century. The Glenturret distillery, owned by the Drummond family, received an official licence to make and sell whisky. Situated on the banks of the Turret River, two miles north of Crieff in Perthshire, the location of the distillery was as secluded as it was picturesque. In those early days it wasn’t actually called The Glenturret, but was known as ‘Hosh’.
The distillery fell silent in 1921, with the last barrel being removed from the warehouse in 1927. A long closure and neglect of the distillery caused considerable dilapidation at the site. This along with the economic depression and the Second World War did nothing to improve The Glenturret’s prospects of revival.
In 1999, Highland Distillers was bought by the Edrington Group, a major private Group in the Scotch industry and in 2002 The Famous Grouse Experience opened at The Glenturret distillery. Nominated for an Interactive Entertainment Award at BAFTA, the experience includes a multi-media presentation, a choice of different distillery tours and of course sampling and tasting of some of Scotland’s finest whiskies.
Established: 1959 (but the 'Hosh' distillery was founded in 1775)
Proprietor: The Edrington Group
Stills: 1 wash still, 1 spirit still
Capacity: 340,000 litre per year
Water source: Loch Turret
Open To Visitors: March – October: 9am – 6pm daily.
November – February: 10am – 5pm daily.
Please note the distillery will be closed on the following public holidays: 25 – 26 December and 1 January.