Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially re-open Scotland’s oldest distillery

let’s begin


Glenturret Distillery, Scotland’s oldest and most visited whisky distillery and home to The Famous Grouse Experience, welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today (Thursday 29 May).

The Earl and Countess of Strathearn, as they are known in Scotland, officially opened the new-look five star visitor attraction which recently announced the completion of a £250,000 investment in its key visitor areas and café.

They enjoyed a private tour of the distillery, complete with a nosing and tasting of The Famous Grouse range, before becoming the first people to “Bottle your own” Glenturret whisky.  Following this, the Royal couple attended the Civic Reception hosted by the Provost of Perth and Kinross, Liz Grant.

  • The Famous Grouse Experience is located at Scotland’s oldest working distillery – Glenturret. Originally established as a single malt distillery in 1775, today The Famous Grouse Experience is the most visited distillery in Scotland (receiving an average of 100,000 visitors a year).
    • The Famous Grouse is the no. 1 whisky in Scotland and no. 4 standard blended whisky worldwide (IWSR data 2012).
    • The Famous Grouse has been the best-selling whisky in Scotland since 1980.
    • The Famous Grouse is exported to over 100 countries.
    • Created in 1896 by founder Matthew Gloag, it was originally called The Grouse Brand.
    • The brand became so popular that on August 12th 1905 it was renamed The Famous Grouse.
Picture of Greg


My name is Greg, and I’m a brand strategy consultant, writer, speaker, host and judge specialising in premium spirits. My mission is to experience, share and inspire with everything great about whisky, whiskey, gin, beer and fine dining through my writing, my brand building and my whisky tastings.

You might be interested in

More from the blog

Leave a comment

Follow greatdrams

latest articles

Latest whisky

exclusively from GreatDrams

GreatDrams Whisky Subscription
Sign up to the awesome GreatDrams Whisky Subscription

Login / register