Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery The Glenturret celebrates a new chapter

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Crieff, September 2020 – The Glenturret, Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery, is celebrating a new chapter in its 250-year-old history this September with the launch of its latest range, presented with a fresh visual identity. The new Glenturret honours the provenance of the distillery located in the heart of Crieff, its prowess in traditional distilling and passion to preserve and enrich whisky making for future generations.

Crafted by Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno — highly respected throughout the industry and renowned as one of the finest Whisky Makers amongst whisky lovers — The Glenturret’s new range features four core expressions: Triple Wood, 10 years old Peat Smoked, 12 years old and 15 years old, as well as the 25 and 30 years old, an ‘Extremely Scarce’ release limited to 1,000 bottles in total. 

“I saw Glenturret as a great opportunity to work alongside an understated yet highly skilled team who influence the creation of the distillery New Make Spirit as only their hands can”, comments Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno. ‘’Alongside this was the challenge of creating a new range of whiskies with a different cask and character profile. Building on previous experiences and having the freedom to influence and develop, respecting the history whilst writing new chapters was a perfect fit”.

“Having Bob on board is a recognition of the scale of our ambition and a testament to our transformative work over the past eight months’’ adds Ian Renwick, Distillery Manager at The Glenturret. ‘’Throughout the process, from distillation through to maturation, we have been working closely together every day with Bob and our team. We cannot wait to share the new expressions with the world.” 

All expressions will be presented in a new bottle distinctive within the world of single malt; the rectangular profile, broad shoulder, crafted detail and reassuring weight epitomise The Glenturret’s elegance and stature.

The Glenturret crest, a unique icon that features on the new packaging, communication and all future bottlings is inspired by the original Murray family coat of arms. The Murray family founded The Glenturret Distillery (the first record of The Glenturret can be found in a rental document dating back to 1763) and has played a key role in the journey of The Glenturret over the past 250 years. The Murray family crest was a striking azure in colour and included three silver stars, the Scottish flag, a knights breast plate and crested helmet entwined with an olive branch. Today, The Glenturret retains close ties with the Murray family and prides itself on its family-oriented culture with the vast majority of the 32 strong staff being local to or growing up in the area. ‘’We produce small batches of the finest single malt by hand and heart,” commentsJohn Laurie, Managing Director at The Glenturret. “Our dedication to very slow distillation in our hand-beaten copper stills reflects the time-honoured skills of our forefathers and the physical limits of a small traditional distillery. There is no automation, no big volumes, only simple distilling tasks completed by hand in their own good time’’.

The new Glenturret range will be available at select hotels, restaurants, bars and retailers across several markets including the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, China and Taiwan and online at from 17th September 2020. 

The Glenturret Triple Wood

Aged in AMERICAN and EUROPEAN SHERRY casks and BOURBON barrels, sweet FRUIT and CARAMEL flirt with sticky GINGER cake and VANILLA, maturing OAK and light SPICES look on with interest from the sidelines. Bottled at 43%vol. Natural in Colour.

The Glenturret 10 Years Old Peat Smoked

SMOKE from the PEAT FIRE envelops. Fresh CITRUS FRUIT, VANILLA and light SPICE drift from the embers with hints of SEA SALT and smouldering HEATHER. Bottled at 50%vol. Natural in Colour. Non-Chill-Filtered.

The Glenturret 12 Years Old

Rich FRUIT CAKE dressed with WALNUTS. Sweet APPLE and GINGER in balance enjoyed with LEMON TEA. The EUROPEAN OAK politely drives the chosen strength. Bottled at 46%vol. Natural in Colour and Non-Chill-Filtered.

The Glenturret 15 Years Old

Vibrant LEMON ZEST sings, harmonising with TOFFEE APPLE and notes of SPICE. A soft baritone of OAK in the background, STRENGTH steps forward and adds its voice. Bottled at 55%vol. Natural in Colour and Non-Chill-Filtered.

The Glenturret 25 Years Old

A slice of FRUIT SPONGE, LEMON and CARAMELISED APPLE lightly coated with SYRUP. Layers of CINNAMON and VANILLA add sweetness with aromatics, SOFT OAK and GINGER. Bottled at 44.5%vol. Natural in Colour and Non-Chill-Filtered.

The Glenturret 30 Years Old

TROPICAL FRUIT and VANILLA discretely chaperone GREEN APPLE, PEAR and OAK as they dance together in a slow waltz of aroma and flavour. Bottled at 45.7%vol. Natural in Colour and Non-Chill-Filtered


Cornerstones of ORANGE and APPLE bound together with a touch of PEAR, TOFFEE APPLE sweetness, CEREAL notes, and a hint of oiliness. Placed into cask at 63.5%vol.

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