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The Glenturret Distillery

Gerard Butler and Andy Murray blends, award winning tours, cheeky drams and some resident distillery-cats. It’s one of the Top 10 Things We Love – The Glenturret Distillery.

OK, so we might like to think that we’re the oldest tourist spot in Crieff, but we hold our hands up – we’ve been living a lie. Only a short walk from our front door, the guys at Glenturret Distillery have been making whisky by hand since 1775.

The tours take the complexities of distilling, and explain the methods in understandable, (but more importantly) interesting ways. The knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guides and stillmen are happy to field your whisky-based questions, and welcome anyone from malt connoisseurs to the youngest of children.

Keep an eye out for the Grouse’s mousers, Glen and Turret – no they’re not employed for general cuteness (although they’re employee of the year for that). The barley stores in the distillery attract mice so they’re on hand to guard the supplies.

You’ll also see a statue of their predecessor Towser – Towser made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for catching 28,899 mice in her 24 years. So, they’ve got pretty big paws to fill.

Finally, we’re on to the good stuff… you’ll get a chance to have a couple of wee drams throughout the tour, and the under 18s will be treated to Scotland’s other nectar – good old Irn Bru. The dreaded designated-driver doesn’t need to worry about being left out, as the team have got you covered with some take-away nips.

See their website for more information and to book a tour – theglenturret.com

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