This month, George our Wild Boar Master of Malt introduces us the one of the oldest distilleries which is also home to one of biggest selling blended whisky too…
The Oldest Distillery in Scotland
The the Glenturret Distillery, situated on the picturesque banks of the River Turret near Crieff in Perthshire was granted its distilling licence in 1775 and therefore claims to be ‘the oldest distillery in Scotland’.
The Owners of the distillery went bankrupt in 1870 and the distillery was sold to Thomas Stewart, who expanded the distillery and increased capacity due to the expansion of the economy and in particular the Scotch whisky industry.
The distillery was bought by Highland Distillers in 1990 and as Glenturrett Single Malt is one of the key whiskies in the Famous Grouse Blend, the distillery became the spiritual home of Scotland’s biggest selling blended whisky ‘The Famous Grouse’.
Glenturret 10 Year Old
Since 1775, The Glenturret Distillery has produced small, precious quantities of Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky. The best ingredients, the purest water and the longest tradition of distilling excellence come together to produce this exceptional 10 year old Single Malt whisky. Everything is done in the traditional way and the time taken to perfect the best Scotch whisky.
- Nose: Toasted cereal, nutty oiliness, orange peel
- Palate: Vanilla sweetness, rich well-balanced oak, a touch of cut hay and a little earthen notes
- Finish: Medium-length with a beautiful oaken honeyed sweetness
Next Whisky Tasting Event
Join George at The Wild Boar Whisky Tasting Evening on Tuesday 17th March for St. Patrick’s Day celebrating Irish Whiskies.