Situated just outside the small market town of Crieff, in beautiful rural Perthshire, The Glenturret Distillery is a fantastic hidden gem. Nestled among the trees and with the Turret river running alongside it, you get a sense of what it may have been like for illicit distillers making whisky out of sight from the excise man in years gone by. And this is not the only thing about Glenturret that gives you an insight into whisky making history. Whisky production has been taking place on the banks of the Turret since at least 1775, making it the oldest working Distillery in Scotland. This heritage shines from every aspect of the Distillery’s walls, and if you join one of the many tours on offer, you’ll see this in the methods used, from the last remaining hand mash tun in Scotland, to cutting the spirit by hand and by eye; not a computer in sight!
Be sure to schedule in time for a visit to their unique and welcoming shop which stocks a full range of superb single malts, including Distillery exclusives such as Bottle Your Own Glenturret which you can bottle straight from the cask. The friendly and knowledgeable hosts will be happy to take you through whiskies on offer, to make sure you leave with the dram that is the ideal pairing for your palette.
Before you go pop up to the beautiful café and restaurant where you can find a host of treats! The café offers a great selection of barista coffee, with homemade soup and sandwiches and freshly baked goodies. Or if you’re feeling a little more peckish, you can dine in The Terrace Restaurant, which is famous for its Glenturret battered fish and chips.
Lunches at The Glenturret Distillery are a real treat. If you are in a hurry, our self serve area offers a range of sandwiches, soups and salads that will satisfy the appetite.
Lunches are served daily from 12 noon until 4pm.
Whether you’re a whisky newbie or a connoisseur, there’s a tour for everyone at Glenturret. We are open 7 days
- April-October – 10am-6pm (first tour 10.30am, last tour 4.30pm)
- November-March – 10am-5pm (first tour 10.30am, last tour 3.30pm
- Closed on 25-26 December and 1 January
Tours run hourly from 10.30am. Please note: Visitors must arrive 15 mins before a tour starts.
Distillery ExperienceThe Distillery Experience will take you through the traditional art of making our Glenturret single malt whisky which uses hand operated, time honoured methods. Our distillery hosts will also bring to life the history and heritage of one of Scotland's most iconic whisky brands. At the end of your tour you will enjoy two whisky tastes from our exceptional distillery whisky range (1 hour) - £10pp.
Glenturret Tasting ExperienceAfter your Distillery Experience you will go on to a further guided tasting of 3 whiskies from our Glenturret Single Malt Range. You will also receive a souvenir nosing glass to take home. (1hour 20 minutes) - £25pp.
Fusions of Fudge ExperienceAfter your Distillery Experience you will go on to taste a further 3 Glenturret Single Malts which have been perfectly paired with locally produced fudge. You will receive a complimentary Fusions of Fudge Gift Pack to take home containing four bars of fudge (1 hour 20 minutes) - £30pp.
Warehouse ExperienceThe Warehouse Experience invites you into our exclusive bonded warehouses which house our maturing casks of Glenturret whisky. Following an in-depth tour of Scotland’s most traditional distillery enjoy a guided nosing and tasting session in our specially built sample room within the warehouses. This experience includes four premium whisky tastes from our exceptional range of Glenturret single malts (1 hour 30 minutes) - £40pp.
Blending ExperienceDiscover if you have the skills to be a Master Blender with our whisky Blending Experience. Enjoy an in-depth tour of the most traditional distillery in Scotland followed by a guided nosing and tasting session in our specially built sample room within the warehouses. Your knowledgeable host will then test your sensory skills with our Malt Challenge and guide you in the art of blending your very own whisky. This experience includes a tasting of four exceptional premium Glenturret single malts and the opportunity to sample a range of whiskies whilst creating your own blend. Receive 100ml unique blend and certificate. You will also receive a voucher for tea or coffee with cake (2 hours) - £75pp.