The Famous Grouse Experience | 1 hour from St. Andrews
Steeped in 240 years of history, Glenturret Distillery is the oldest working distillery in Scotland, and still a thriving business today with an average of 80,000 visitors every year. Established in 1775 as a single malt distillery by John and Hugh Drummond, Glenturret was the first of several distilleries drawn towards the soft and pure waters of Turret Burn in the Perthshire countryside.
The distillery has survived many tough periods in its 240 year history from the great depression of the 1830s, to US prohibition in the 1920s. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the distillery was revitalised by whisky enthusiast James Fairlie and opened as a visitor attraction that same decade.
Since 2002, Glenturret has been the home to The Famous Grouse Experience – a unique, interactive whisky experience – and spiritual home of the brand. Now an award winning five–star visitor attraction, The Famous Grouse Experience invites guests to experience the handmade distilling processes that have been used to craft the malts of Glenturret Distillery for generations. The distillery team continue to follow the same traditions, using the same authentic methods and traditional equipment that was used in 1775.
Book onto one of their fantastic distillery tours to learn more about this fascinating part of Scottish history. Tours start from only £10 per person.
Wilde Thyme at Glenturret
Wilde Thyme at Glenturret, is an exciting new partnership between the award winning luxury event caterers Wilde Thyme and five-star visitor attraction The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery.
Offering the very best of local produce from Scotland’s natural larder in the visitor café and restaurant as well as providing corporate and leisure event catering at Scotland’s oldest distillery, Wilde Thyme at Glenturret gives visitors a unique and memorable taste of Perthshire.
The launch of the new venture has been led by Wilde Thyme’s chef patron Andrew Hamer, supported by head chef Jonathan Greer. Working closely with the team at The Famous Grouse Experience the café and restaurant now offers a world-class culinary experience to match the award winning visitor attraction.
Andrew Hamer, previously the executive chef at Gleneagles Hotel, has created exclusive menus showcasing the innovative dishes Wilde Thyme produce and incorporating the whisky produced at the distillery.
This is a must see visitor attraction for foodies and whisky enthusiasts.