Glenturret is Scotland’s oldest working distillery but since 2019 it’s been forging a new exciting path. Want to see for yourself? Well, if you’re lucky, you might do just that…
A few years back the Glenturret distillery was all about Famous Grouse, contributing whisky to its blend and being home to its tourist experience, as well being regarded as the oldest working distillery in Scotland. It was a small, manually operated site that would excite whisky geeks and made good whisky, but you weren’t likely to have seen a bottle of its single malt on any shelves.
That all changed when the Lalique Group and Swiss entrepreneur Hansjörg Wyss bought Glenturret from Edrington in 2018, ending the Famous Grouse association and beginning a period of major refurbishment. The charm hasn’t been lost and the traditional, manual process still exists, but the visitor area has been transformed and a new restaurant has opened taking inspiration from Lalique’s Michelin-starred properties in Alsace and Bordeaux promises a gastronomic experience like nothing in Scotland.
Most importantly of all, former Macallan whisky maker Bob Dalgarno has been brought on board to create a core range of Glenturret whiskies that demonstrate there’s spirit behind the stories. Glenturret is now standing on its own two feet, and having been myself I can assure you it’s a distillery worth seeing (and a menu worth tasting).
Good thing then, that we’re offering you and a plus one an all-expenses-paid trip to tour the distillery, have a 3-course lunch in the new restaurant, and stay overnight in the iconic Gleneagles hotel (with breakfast).
Here’s what you’ll win in full:
- standard or economy return travel for 2 people from any single named point of origin in the United Kingdom to the Glenturret Distillery in Perthshire, Scotland;
- standard accommodation in Perthshire at The Gleneagles Hotel for 1 night for 2 people;
- complimentary breakfast at the accommodation for 2 people;
- complimentary three-course lunch for 2 people;
- complimentary tour of the Glenturret Distillery; and
- reasonable transportation expenses between the Distillery and the accommodation.
To be in with a chance to win, all you need to do is buy a bottle from the Glenturret range, like the delicious and versatile Triple Wood, the indulgent 12 Year Old, or the smouldering 10 Year Old Peat Smoke. Worth a go given you have delicious whisky to drown your sorrows should you fail to win.
But just imagine if you did. A fantastic distillery trip complete with luxury food and accommodation, all for the price of a bottle of whisky. Best of luck, everyone.
MoM Glenturret Distillery Competition 2021 open to entrants 18 years and over. Entries accepted from 12:00:01pm 8 November to 23:59 21 November 2021. Date and travel restrictions apply. Winners chosen at random after close of competition. Postal route available. See full T&Cs for details.