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The Trinity combines our extraordinary PROVENANCE of people, place and spirit with our traditional PROWESS in handcrafted whisky making and an enduring PASSION to bring whisky lovers moments to treasure in spirit and glass.
Originally owned by Sir Patrick Murray of Ochtertyre, The Glenturret Distillery is mentioned in the purchase records of the Barony of Ochtertyre as far back as 1763. Today, the distillery still sits proudly in its original location on the edge of the historic town of Crieff. Known locally as 'The Hosh' – it is a picturesque and secluded setting that has long provided a home for distillers, both legal and illicit.
Since 1763, numerous colourful characters have added their own stories to the history of The Glenturret. There have been generations of dedicated distillers and farsighted owners, including James Fairlie, who in 1957 after it had been lying silent for more than 30 years brought the distillery back from closure into full production and sought to ‘preserve the traditional methods of distilling and to grow the appreciation for whisky’.
It is this vision that still informs our purpose today and which is brought to life in our new make spirit – the distinctive heart of The Glenturret and the unique thread that binds our long history to our contemporary range. Indeed, the importance of our new make spirit can never be understated – and neither can the skill of those who make it.
Our dedication to traditional handcrafted Whisky Making and an unusually slow distillation in hand-beaten copper stills combine to influence and underpin the unique character of our new make spirit. It is a spirit that we can nurture and enrich over time; that will work with the wood, not against it; a spirit shaped by hand and heart.
This unhurried approach reflects the time-honoured skills of our distilling forefathers and the physical limits of a small traditional distillery – where we are only able to produce small batches of the finest new make spirit at any given time.
Small batch production demands our attention to detail is always high; we need to get the best from our endeavours every time. Our commitment to the traditions of craft distilling also means that each limited batch is subtly different to the last. As Whisky Makers, however, we embrace this, and seek to ensure the changing character of the new make spirit is optimised by cask and time.
We are passionate about the rich traditions of whisky distilling that have been woven into The Glenturret story since 1763 and seek to protect and enhance these for future generations.
We love the intricacies of handcrafted Whisky Making; the attention to detail that it demands. From hand milling and cutting by eye to understanding how the new make spirit matures in each and every cask, we take delight in every step of the Whisky Making journey.
And finally, we are committed to only releasing our single malts when they are at their optimum character and strength. We want to create the very finest whiskies we can possibly produce. New and exciting expressions of The Glenturret that we are confident will bring whisky lovers moments to treasure in spirit and glass.
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