OUR PLACE IN HISTORY
Nowhere has the phrase “time-honoured” been used more appropriately than at a workplace with a heritage dating back to 1775. That’s the year before America achieved its independence, a time when Robert Burns was still in his teens.
Steeped in 240 years of history, Glenturret Distillery is the oldest working distillery in Scotland, and still a thriving business today with an average of 80,000 visitors every year. Established in 1775 as a single malt distillery by John and Hugh Drummond, Glenturret was the first of several distilleries drawn towards the soft and pure waters of Turret Burn in the Perthshire countryside.
The distillery has survived many tough periods in its 240 year history from the great depression of the 1830s, to US prohibition in the 1920s. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the distillery was revitalised by whisky enthusiast James Fairlie and opened as a visitor attraction that same decade.
Since 2002, Glenturret has been the home to The Famous Grouse Experience – a unique, interactive whisky experience – and spiritual home of the brand.
Now an award winning five–star visitor attraction, The Famous Grouse Experience invites guests to experience the handmade distilling processes that have been used to craft the malts of Glenturret Distillery for generations.
The distillery team continue to follow the same traditions, using authentic methods and traditional equipment.