Famous Grouse Glenturret Whisky
The Famous Grouse Glenturret Whisky
Distillery is situated 20 miles west of
Perth, 2 miles northwest
This Distillery can be visited
throughout the year free of charge for
the shop, bar diner and cafe. There are
also a number of Tours that can be taken
ranging in price. Postcode: PH7 4HA
See also a large Click On
Map for Top Attractions in the area.
The image top is of the Glenturret
Distillery. The second image is of the Famous
Grouse statue in the car park.
The Distillery has a large shop with a vast
range of Whisky from this Distillery and its
many Sister Distilleries, a Bar Lounge, and a
Cafe with a Terrace.
By the Shop is a Statue of Towser the Cat
that lived at the Distillery from 1963 to 1987,
credited with catching around 29,000 mice.
Glenturret Distillery History
1660 - Excise duty was introduced so anyone
producing alcohol would have to pay Taxes.
1717 - an unregistered Distillery was
operating in this area so as not to pay
1818 - the Glenturret Distillery was opened
under the name Hosh, with the owner being John
Drummond. This has been claimed to be the
Oldest Distillery in Scotland, although a few
other Distillers have disputed this.
Drummond Castle is situated 4 miles south of
the Distillery, not sure if there is a
connection between the Castle and
1845 - the Distillery was taken over by John
1875 - Thomas Stewart gained control of the
Distillery, changing the name to
1939 - the Distillery was closed during
1945? - the Distillery was re-opened by the
1921 - the Great Depression in America led
to the Distillery closing again.
1957 - the Distillery was re-opened by James
1981 - Cointreau gained control.
1990 - Highland Distillers took over. This
company is well known for its famous Whisky's
such as the Famous Grouse blended, The Macallan
single malt, and Highland Park single malt.
Highland Distillers opened the Famous Grouse
Experience with the shop, bar diner, cafe, and
For a list of all Distillers in Scotland
that can be visited, view the page. Whisky