The Experience Tour
Visit Scotland's oldest working distillery, Glenturret,
established in 1775. The distillery is the spiritual home
of the Famous Grouse and it is here that we produce The
Glenturret malt, one of the key malts used in The Famous
Grouse blend. See how The Glenturret ighland single malt
is produced, still using the traditional methods and equipment.
The Famous Grouse is Scotland’s favourite
whisky. Visit us and take part in our BAFTA-award winning
interactive show and enjoy a guided tour of the distillery
with one of our friendly team.
Your Experience tour will include 2 whisky
tastes, one of The Glenturret Highland Single Malt made
in small quantities here at the distillery and one other
taste from The Famous Grouse range of The Black Grouse,
The Snow Grouse or Naked Grouse.
£9.95 per person, £8.50 concession,
Free for children under 12 (Approx 60 minutes)
The Seasonal Special
Your tour of the distillery will start in our milling room
and our award-winning guides will take you on the production
journey through mashing, fermentation, distillation and
maturation. You will see how The Glenturret Highland Single
Malt is produced, still using the traditional methods and
Explore the world of The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s
favourite blended whisky. Take part in our BAFTA-award winning
interactive show where you will soar across Scotland through
the eyes of the Grouse.
Your tour includes a selection of 5 whisky
tastes from a range of superior blends and malts which are
varied seasonally. A complimentary nosing glass is yours
to take away.
£18.95 per person, £17.50 concession,
Free for children under 12 (Approx 1 hour 15 minutes.)
Taste of Scotland Tour
During this tour you will see how The Glenturret Highland
Single Malt is produced still using the traditional methods
and equipment, as well as sampling 2 tastes of malt &
blended whisky on your tour.
Your tour guide will then conduct a private tasting session
for your party where you will taste a further 3 malts. Your
guide will match our finest Highland Single Malts with foods
designed to enhance the unique flavours of each whisky.
You will explore the sensory experience & learn about
the complex characteristics of our very best malts: The
Macallan, Highland Park and The Glenrothes. It’s a
great experience for those with a passion for the water
Your tour includes 5 malt whisky tastes and a beautiful
complimentary ‘wobble’ glass as a token to remind
you of your experience.
£25.00 per person, Free for children under 12 (Approx.
1 hour 30 minutes)
Challenge Your Senses
An in-depth tour for the whisky enthusiast. Your tour will
include a guided walk-though of Scotland’s oldest
working distillery (est.1775), seeing how The Glenturret,
our highland single malt, is produced using traditional
methods. You will also explore the world of The Famous Grouse
blended whisky, the number one blended whisky in Scotland.
Your guide will then accompany your group on a private
blending session where you will create your very own unique
dram to take home with you. You will also take part in our
Malt Challenge, where the complexities of whisky-making
are brought to life by your guide and your sensory skills
are tested to see if you have what it takes to be a Master
Your tour will include a selection of whisky tastes from
a range of superior blends and malts as well as your very
own 100ml blended bottle to enjoy at home.
£60.00 per person (Approx. 3 hours. Pre-booking
is essential. Maximum of 10 adults per booking)
Behind The Scenes with a Stillman
The world’s only distillery experience where you can
go behind the scenes of the production process! A truly
exclusive opportunity and the perfect gift for whisky enthusiasts
Visit us at Scotland's oldest working distillery, Glenturret,
and enjoy a unique journey spending the morning with one
of our highly skilled and knowledgeable Stillmen. You will
witness all aspects of the production process, from milling
the grains to laying down the casks to sleep. In the afternoon
test your nosing skills in our Malt Challenge and find out
if you have what it takes to be a Master Blender by creating
your own unique dram to take home with you.
As a reminder of your day you will receive a certificate,
your very own 100ml bottle of your blended dram, a personalised
bottle of our finest highland single malt, The Glenturret
10 Year Old, and a branded polo shirt.
£225.00 per person (Full Day. Pre-booking is essential.
Maximum of 3 people per day.)
Summer Hours: Opening hours 9am –
6pm. First Tour 9.30am and Last tour 4.30pm daily.
Winter Hours: Winter opening hours apply
between November to February, when we will be open 10am
– 5pm. First tour at 10.30am and last tour 3.30pm.
We are closed 25th & 26th December and 1st January.
How To Find The Glenturret Distillery
Directions By Car (Type PH74HA into your GPS)
From Glasgow: Take the M80 which joins
the M9 just before Stirling. Then take the A9, turning off
at Greenloaning onto the A822 via Braco and Muthill. From
there follow the brown signs to The Famous Grouse Experience.
From Edinburgh: Take the M9 junction
11 near Stirling. Then take the A9, turning off at Greenloaning
on to the A822 via Braco and Muthill. From there follow
the brown signs to The Famous Grouse Experience. Alternatively
take the M90 to Perth then the A85 to Crieff.
Direction By Bus or Rail: Trains run regularly
to our nearest railway stations; Gleneagles, Dunblane and
Perth. Taxi and bus transfers are available from the railway
stations to Crieff. For train information contact National
rail Enquiries 0845 748 4950. For bus information contact
City Link 0871 266 33 33 or Stagecoach 01738 629339.
Directions By Foot: Walking from Crieff
town centre Follow sign posts for The Famous Grouse Experience,
approximately one mile out of the village towards Comrie,
over a small bridge take a right at the signs for The Famous
How We Make Glenturret Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The following section will give you an insight into how
we make the Glenturret Single Malt on site. It’s still
made the traditional way, using copper pots stills and is
aged here in our warehouses. The resulting whisky is either
bottled in its pure form as The Glenturret Single Highland
Malt Scotch Whisky or it is used in the blending of The
Famous Grouse range of whiskies, where it brings a distinct
fruity note to the blend.
Milling: Malted barley is fed into the
mill where it is ground into grist, which resembles coarse
Mashing: The grist is mixed with hot water
in the mash tun, a large circular metal vessel.
Fermenting: After about 48 hours the fermentation
has turned the liquid into a weak form of alcohol, similar
Distilling: We use a traditional POT-STILL
made of hand beaten copper. Its shape is unique to Glenturret.
Inside the still there are five oil fired steam heaters.
The alcohol vapours rise up the neck of the still and travel
outside to a condenser where the vapours are cooled and
The liquid then goes to the smaller Spirit
Still for a second distillation. This time the spirit produced
is separated into three parts, as not all of the spirit
is of the required strength and quality for making whisky,
only the middle part or HEART OF THE RUN will become whisky
parts, as not all of the spirit is of the required strength
and quality for making whisky, only the middle part or HEART
OF THE RUN will become whisky.
Filling: Before being put into barrels
the spirit's strength is reduced by the addition of water,
the same water that is used for mashing.
Maturing: The cask is stowed in the warehouse
and left undisturbed for a minimum period of six years.
Courtesy of The Famous Grouse