OUR HAND CRAFTED VIEWS

The Five Traits of a Cooper

Meet Michael Jamieson He’s spent 44 years making the wooden casks and washbacks that lovingly store Glenturret whisky. We have something special coming soon so we thought we’d tell you a little more about the ‘Five Traits of a Cooper’. Tools It’s not just Glenturret whisky that is still crafted using traditional tools and techniques….

When you produce whisky in small, exclusive batches like Glenturret does, naturally you create a small, exclusive working environment. There’s a kind of shorthand that exists among the five stillmen working there, and it’s something Brian Garriock appreciates. “You know what everyone’s doing and thinking,” says Brian, one of the stillmen. Brian has been at…

As Scotland’s oldest working distillery, we have a heritage that dates back to 1775. Over the last 240 years a lot has changed at Glenturret; millions of litres of whisky have been produced; stillmen, cats and even a distillery dog have come and gone and the distillery has survived everything from the great depression of…

Our stillmen are all craftsmen in their own right and Production Supervisor Ian Renwick brings with him more than just the ability to expertly hand-craft The Glenturret Single Malt. A skilled blacksmith and welder, Ian was a regular visitor to Glenturret Distillery. “My first experience of Glenturret Distillery was when I was working for a…

It’s no secret that we are big on tradition here at Glenturret Distillery: our motto says it all – By Hand and By Heart. Our five stillmen’s hands are not used for pushing buttons, in fact, there’s not a bit of technology in sight at our base in the heart of Perthshire. In this machine-operated…

Ask someone how their job has changed over the years, and they’ll usually reel off a long list to you. Here at Glenturret Distillery, staff pride themselves on the fact that not a lot changes at all. And that’s the appeal of working here, says Neil Cameron, our distillery manager and the man in charge…

As Scotland’s oldest working distillery, Glenturret’s history is a rich and fascinating record of exceptional craftsmanship and dedication to tradition, By Hand & By Heart, that shines as brightly in 2016 as it did over two centuries ago.  There’s plenty tales to tell, from legendary stories of illicit stills in the 1700s to the adventures…

The Big Whisky Debate – To Mix or Not to Mix

As Scotland’s Oldest Working distillery, Glenturret Distillery knows a thing or two about the world of fine drams. Our Drammolier, Lucy Whitehall, knows plenty about whisky too and is here to share her dram good expertise on some of whisky’s most talked about debates. To Mix or Not to Mix “Christmas Day is fast approaching…

THE BIG WHISKY DEBATE – TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE

Join Glenturret Distillery’s very own DrammolierTM, Lucy Whitehall, as she takes on some of the biggest debates in the world of whisky and shares her dram good expertise, straight from Scotland’s oldest distillery. To give or not to give “As we venture further into December, the festive season has well and truly arrived! There’s Christmas…

GLENTURRET’S BIG WHISKY DEBATE – HOT VS COLD WHISKY

“In each and every one of our Big Whisky Debates, we have considered some of the most hotly discussed and celebrated topics in our world of whisky. From debating sherry Vs bourbon casks to whether we prefer to drink whisky traditionally or add a modern splash, one thing that has come through stronger than ever…

THE BIG WHISKY DEBATE – SWEET VS SAVOURY

“Whisky in itself is a flavour experience that’s unrivalled in our diverse and eclectic world of spirits. No spirit is more flavoursome than our celebrated scotch – from smoky, peaty notes to explosions of refreshing fruity characteristics. Whisky has it all! But, how does whisky work in partnership with food? It is often enjoyed alongside…

THE BIG WHISKY DEBATE – PEATED VERSUS UNPEATED

“There isn’t a spirit in the entire world more flavoursome and diverse than our Scotch whisky. There are literally thousands of flavours out there in our drams and, I believe, something to cater for every taste. Many malts and blends offer subtle hints of different characteristics to detect and debate when nosing and tasting, but,…

THE BIG WHISKY DEBATE: TRADITIONAL OR MODERN?

As we venture into Whisky Month, it is the perfect time to debate and celebrate the vast array of drams that are crafted in Scotland and savoured by cultures all around the globe. And, both traditional and modern drams have their place in our exciting and diverse world of whisky. Let’s consider ‘traditional’ first. This…

THE BIG WHISKY DEBATE: BLENDED OR SINGLE MALT?

Join Glenturret Distillery’s very own DrammolierTM, Lucy Whitehall, as she takes on some of the biggest debates in the world of whisky and shares her dram good expertise, straight from Scotland’s oldest distillery. Blended or Single Malt? Blended or single malt is a timeless whisky debate for which there really isn’t a right or wrong…

THE BIG WHISKY DEBATE: WATER OR NO WATER?

Having been around for a few hundred years (who’s counting?), Scotland’s Oldest Distillery has some wisdom that’s well worth sharing. So join our DrammolierTM, Lucy Whitehall, as she takes on some of the biggest debates in whisky. Water or No Water? How do you drink yours and why do you drink your dram that way?…