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Glenturret

The beginnings of the Glenturret whisky distillery are rather vague at best. The owners claim the distillery is one of Scotland’s oldest and it is certainly rumoured that distillation was carried out in the area during the early 18th century, this was, though, by illicit means. It was in 1775, that the Hosh distillery was established by a group of smugglers. The buildings sit at the banks of the River Turret, not far from Crieff.

Today, the distillery is perhaps best known for its housing of the Famous Grouse Experience. The visitor centre is a top tourist draw and was installed in 2002, for the princely sum of £2.5 million. Famous Grouse is one of the world’s best-loved Scotch blends and Glenturret is said to be a component. In 1826, a distillery called Glenturret was established, though it closed a couple of decades later. It was in 1875, that the Hosh distillery adopted the name Glenturret, Thomas Stewart was the manager.

The whisky distillery was sadly closed for much of the early part of the 20th century. Following the acquisition by Mitchell Bros Ltd in 1903 the buildings were used as whisky storage. They deemed that whisky production would not be so lucrative. Mitchell Bros went into liquidation in 1929 and for some time the buildings were used for agricultural storage. Glenturret’s saviour arrived in 1957 in the form of James Fairlie who acquired the distillery and subsequently refurbished it.

Spirit ran from the stills once more in 1959 and, shortly after, the Glenturret distillery was acquired by Remy-Cointreau. Following purchase by Edrington and William Grant and Sons of previous owners, Highland distillers, the Glenturret distillery is under Edrington Group ownership. Glenturret holds its own place in the record books; The Guinness Book of World Records sites Towser, the now woefully deceased cat, as having caught more mice than any other; in her 23 years she is said to have caught 28,899 mice, the real question remains: who counted? There is but one official distillery bottling, though there are independent expressions.

Ruadh Maor 8 Year Old (Chorlton Whisky)

70cl, 62.5%

A wonderfully Ruadh Maor single malt, which is the name Glenturret used for its peated whisky. Distilled in 2010, it was aged for eight years in a hogshead from Caol Ila, which yielded 158 bottles…  More info

Ruadh Maor 8 Year Old (Chorlton Whisky)
$55.00

Ruadh Maor 8 Year Old 2009 (cask 153) - The Single Cask

70cl, 59.5%

Smoky Glenturret, independently bottled by The Single Cask. While Glenturret's standard expression do have a touch of smoke to them, the whiskies released by the distillery under the name Ruadh Maor…  More info

Ruadh Maor 8 Year Old 2009 (cask 153) - The Single Cask
$86.93

The Glenturret Peated Edition

70cl, 43%

Part of the new Glenturret core range, this peated edition is now bottled at 43%. Peated malt has been produced at the distillery in recent years (around 64,000 litres a year), with much of it going…  More info

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Glenturret 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 572) - Mackillop's Choice

70cl, 45%

Single malt from the Glenturret distillery, aged in a single cask for quarter of a century. Back in September 1990, this was distilled in the Highland region and set aside in cask #572 for 25 years.…  More info

Glenturret 25 Year Old 1990 (cask 572)  - Mackillop's Choice
$200.50

The Glenturret Sherry Edition

70cl, 43%

From the new Glenturret range, the Sherry Edition single malt Scotch whisky is made with whiskies drawn from both American and Spanish oak Sherry seasoned casks! It has been bottled at 43% ABV (the…  More info

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$46.61
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Glenturret 8 Year Old 2010 - North Star Spirits

70cl, 58.3%

An 8 year old single malt from the Glenturret Distillery, which has been lovingly independently bottled by North Star Spirits. This one was distilled back in 2010 and aged in a refill hogshead until…  More info

Glenturret 8 Year Old 2010 - North Star Spirits
$59.29

The Glenturret Triple Wood

70cl, 43%

The new release of The Glenturret's Triple Wood single malt Scotch whisky created using whiskies drawn from American Sherry oak, European Sherry oak and ex-bourbon casks, and is bottled at 43% ABV.  More info

The Glenturret Triple Wood
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Glenturret 14 Year Old 2005 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 53.3%

This Glenturret single malt was distilled in 2005, and was then left to age in a single first fill sherry hogshead. After 14 years had passed, Gordon & MacPahil independently bottled the Highlander…  More info

Glenturret 14 Year Old 2005 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$91.01

Glenturret 30 Year Old 1987 (cask 371) - Artist #8 (La Maison du Whisky)

70cl, 55.3%

A very intriguing Glenturret, distilled way back in 1987. It was matured in a single hogshead for 30 long years, and was bottled by La Maison du Whisky in 2018 at 55.3% ABV. The Artist #8 series is…  More info

Glenturret 30 Year Old 1987 (cask 371) - Artist #8 (La Maison du Whisky)
$241.94

Glenturret 12 Year Old 2006 (cask 12759) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

An Old Particular bottling of 12 year old Glenturret single malt, aged in a refill sherry hogshead - and from the colour of the whisky, it looks like it might have been a particularly active one! It…  More info

Glenturret 12 Year Old 2006 (cask 12759) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$96.13

Glenturret 35 Year Old 1977 (Three Rivers)

70cl, 48%

An exclusive bottling of 35 year old 'The Infamous' Glenturret for Bar Caruso and Speyside Way, distilled in 1977 and bottled in 2013 by Japan's Three Rivers. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Glenturret 35 Year Old 1977 (Three Rivers)

Glenturret 29 Year Old 1989 (cask 238) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 44.7%

A fabulous bottle of Glenturret single malt, distilled in April 1989. The liquid rested in a single hogshead for 29 years until it was independently bottled in February 2019 by Signatory for its Cask…  More info

Glenturret 29 Year Old 1989 (cask 238) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$104.32

Glenturret 22 Year Old 1975 (cask 761) - Signatory

70cl, 53.1%

A bottling of 1975 vintage Glenturret, bottled by Signatory after maturing in a single cask at 22 years old, at cask strength of 53.1% ABV. This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd…  More info

Glenturret 22 Year Old 1975 (cask 761) - Signatory

Glenturret 14 Year Old 2001 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)

70cl, 54%

A Port Pipe-matured Glenturret single malt, distilled in 2001 and matured for 14 years before being bottled as part of Bartels Whisky's Highland Laird range.  More info

Glenturret 14 Year Old 2001 - Highland Laird (Bartels Whisky)
$73.31

Glenturret 12 Year Old - 1990s

70cl, 40%

A 1990s bottling of 12 year old Glenturret single malt Scotch whisky, complete with presentation tin. Collectible stuff from the house of the Famous Grouse. This bottle was part of a private…  More info

Glenturret 12 Year Old - 1990s

Glenturret 12 Year Old 2005 (cask 12417) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

A well-sherried single malt from Glenturret, independently bottled by Douglas Laing! This expression was distilled in November 2005 and matured in a sherry puncheon for 12 years, until February 2018.…  More info

Glenturret 12 Year Old 2005 (cask 12417) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$76.69

Glenturret 1977 (bottled 2017) (cask 17044) - Malts of Scotland

70cl, 43.9%

Long-aged single malt from the Glenturret distillery, independently bottled by Malts of Scotland. This was distilled all the way back in 1977 and aged in a bourbon hogshead until 2017, with it was…  More info

Glenturret 1977 (bottled 2017) (cask 17044) - Malts of Scotland
$492.51

Glenturret 23 Year Old (cask 618) - Artful Dodger

50cl, 50.7%

This Highland single malt was distilled at Glenturret and bottled by the Artful Dodger Whisky Collective at 50.7% ABV. The single cask whisky was matured for 23 years in a Pedro Ximénez octave…  More info

Glenturret 23 Year Old (cask 618) - Artful Dodger
$95.11

Glenturret 30 Year Old 1987 (cask 12378) - Xtra Old Parcticular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 45.3%

This is an Xtra Old Particular bottling of Glenturret single malt, matured in a single refill hogshead for an impressive 30 years. It was distilled in December 1987 and left to aged until February…  More info

Glenturret 30 Year Old 1987 (cask 12378) - Xtra Old Parcticular (Douglas Laing)
$261.09

Glenturret 12 Year Old - 1980s

75cl, 40%

This is an old bottle of Glenturret 12 Year Old. It's a great collectable for Scotch whisky fans as it used to be the distillery's standard entry-level bottling until being discontinued in 2003 when…  More info

Glenturret 12 Year Old - 1980s

Ruadh Maor 9 Year Old 2009 (cask 1844-91) - Claxton's

70cl, 60.1%

Glenturret single malt - but not quite as you know it. This right here is heavily peated whisky from Glenturret, released under the Ruadh Maor name and bottled by Claxton's. It was distilled in March…  More info

Ruadh Maor 9 Year Old 2009 (cask 1844-91) - Claxton's
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$52.13

Glenturret 30 Year Old 1988 (cask 532) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (Signatory)

70cl, 52.4%

A Highland single malt Scotch whisky from Glenturret, distilled in June 1988 and matured in a single hogshead cask (#532) until July 2018, when it was bottled without any additional colouring at…  More info

Glenturret 30 Year Old 1988 (cask 532) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (Signatory)
$301.85

Glenturret 29 Year Old 1989 (cask 232) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 42.4%

Well-matured Glenturret, independently bottled by Signatory for the Cask Strength Collection. In April 1989, it was distilled and filled into a single hogshead then left to snooze for 29 years. In…  More info

Glenturret 29 Year Old 1989 (cask 232) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$135.68

Glenturret 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 95) (Adelphi)

70cl, 57.6%

Independently bottled Glenturret single malt Scotch whisky, distilled in 2005 and bottled in 2015 by Adelphi. 438 bottles of this 10 year old whisky were produced.  More info

Glenturret 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 95) (Adelphi)

Glenturret 28 Year Old 1989 (casks 220 & 221) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)

70cl, 42.6%

28 year old Glenturret single malt, independently bottled by Signatory for the Cask Strength Collection. This was distilled in April 1989 and drawn from a pair of hogsheads in April 2018 (just 12…  More info

Glenturret 28 Year Old 1989 (casks 220 & 221) - Cask Strength Collection (Signatory)
$135.68

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