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Glenturret

Glenturret

Owner:                            Region/district:                       

The Edrington Group           Eastern Highlands

Founded:    Status:          Capacity:

1775            Active (vc)     340 000 litres

 Address: The Hosh, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 4HA

 Tel:                   website:

01764 656565      www.thefamousgrouse.com

 History:

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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