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Glenturret Distillery

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.

The Glenturret mash tun is the last remaining hand-operated mash tun of its kind in Scotland, with mashing done by hand with a wooden rouser. This approach allows for greater control of the mash which in turn allows for more sugars and thus more alcohol.

The most significant part of The Glenturret distillation process, is that they run their stills very slowly. This slow distillation helps to build sweeter, lighter characteristics in the new make spirit.

The casks are stowed in the warehouse and left undisturbed until the whisky has matured to perfection.


Glenturret Distillery

Dalvreck House, Crieff PH7 4EZ, UK