The Edrington Group Eastern Highlands
Founded: Status: Capacity:
1775 Active (vc) 340 000 litres
Address: The Hosh, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 4HA
01764 656565 www.thefamousgrouse.com
1775 – Whisky smugglers establish a small illicit farm distillery named Hosh Distillery.
1818 – John Drummond is licensee until 1837.
1826 – A distillery in the vicinity is named Glenturret, but is decommissioned before 1852.
1852 – John McCallum is licensee until 1874.
1875 – Hosh Distillery takes over the name Glenturret Distillery and is managed by Thomas Stewart.
1903 – Mitchell Bros Ltd takes over.
1921 – Production ceases and the buildings are used for whisky storage only.
1929 – Mitchell Bros Ltd is liquidated, the distillery dismantled and the facilities are used as storage for agricultural needs.
1957 – James Fairlie buys the distillery and re-equips it.
1959 – Production restarts.
1981 – Remy-Cointreau buys the distillery and invests in a visitor centre.
1990 – Highland Distillers takes over.
1999 – Edrington and William Grant & Sons buy Highland Distillers for £601 million. The purchasing company, 1887 Company, is a joint venture between Edrington (70%) and William Grant (30%).
2002 – The Famous Grouse Experience, a visitor centre costing £2.5 million, is inaugurated.
2003 – A 10 year old Glenturret replaces the 12 year old as the distillery´s standard release.
2007 – Three new single casks are released.
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