OUR PLACE IN HISTORY

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.

Nowhere is the phrase “time-honoured” more appropriate than at Glenturret Distillery which has a heritage dating back to 1775. That’s the year before America achieved its independence, and a time when Scotland’s National Bard Robert Burns was still in his teens.

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 three centuries, from US Prohibition in the 1920s to the Great Depression of the 1830s.

It wasn’t until the 1950s that the distillery was revitalised by whisky enthusiast James Fairlie. And building on this renaissance, three decades later it opened as a visitor attraction in 1980.

In 2002, Glenturret became the home to The Famous Grouse Experience – a unique, interactive whisky experience – and spiritual home of the brand, in 2018 it reverted back to The Glenturret experience.

Now an award winning five-star visitor attraction, The Glenturret 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 continues to follow the same traditions, using authentic methods and traditional equipment.

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