Founded in 1775, equally revered and debated over, the legend of Glenturret still pervades as arguably the oldest working distillery in Scotland. Utilising the crystal waters of the Turret Burn in the Perthshire countryside for their malt production, Glenturret launched it’s notorious, 5 star visitor attraction, The Famous Grouse Experience in the year 2002. The Crieff distillery produces traditionally and lovingly made, small batch malts, very rarely using independent bottlers and sticking to classic 12 year and now 10 year malts.
Here’s some amusing trivia about the distillery; they had an internationally renowned, resident mouser, who achieved recognition in the Guinness Book of Records for an eyebrow raising 28,899 confirmed kills on mice during her reign there. Between 1963 and 1987, Towser the cat was their very own grain-prowling security guard. A bronze statue commemorated her duties after her long 24 year post, as well as a celebratory cask of her own whisky, ‘The Towser Cask’.
This is one of a series of hand-fill casks, available only at the distillery, which were named after famous or influential Perthshire natives - this one honours Andrew Barron Murray, the Scottish tennis maestro famous for doing what Henman couldn't.
Cask Number: 88
60.1% ABV / 70cl