Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Officially Re-Open Scotland’s Oldest Distillery | Glenturret Distillery home to The Famous Grouse Experience | 29th May, 2014

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Officially Re-Open Scotland’s Oldest Distillery | Glenturret Distillery home to The Famous Grouse Experience

Glenturret Distillery, Scotland’s oldest and most visited whisky distillery and home to The Famous Grouse Experience, welcomed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today (Thursday 29 May).

The Earl and Countess of Strathearn, as they are known in Scotland, officially opened the new-look five star visitor attraction which recently announced the completion of a £250,000 investment in its key visitor areas and café.

They enjoyed a private tour of the distillery, complete with a nosing and tasting of The Famous Grouse range, before becoming the first people to “Bottle your own” Glenturret whisky.

Following this, the Royal couple attended the Civic Reception hosted by the Provost of Perth and Kinross, Liz Grant. In attendance were local people from the Perthshire area, invited as recognition for their work in the community.

A local pie created especially for the Royal visit was part of the menu and served to the guests. The Strathearn Pie, produced by Perthshire based company Wilde Thyme, was made with slow cooked local beef and onions sautéed in Glenturret whisky. 

Stuart Cassells, General Manager, The Famous Grouse Experience, commented:

The Earl and Countess of Strathearn at The Famouse Grouse Experience Opening“It was an absolute pleasure to welcome The Earl and Countess of Strathearn to The Famous Grouse Experience. With such strong links to this area through their Scottish titles, we couldn’t think of anyone more perfectly placed to open our new-look visitor areas. All the staff here at the Experience won’t be forgetting this day anytime soon!” 

Nestled at the foothills of the Highlands near the scenic town of Crieff, Glenturret Distillery is the spiritual home of The Famous Grouse Blended Scotch whisky.

Originally established as a single malt distillery in 1775, today The Famous Grouse Experience welcomes an average of 120,000 visitors every year.

Like all visitors, the Royal couple were shown how a single malt is made in the traditional way by Stillman, Ian Renwick. They were also shown how some of the Glenturret single malt is then blended along with other grain and malt whiskies to create The Famous Grouse, which has been Scotland’s favourite whisky for over 30 years, and is one of the world’s top 5 Scotch whiskies.

The Famous Grouse Scotch whisky holds a Royal Warrant, which was first appointed in January 1984.

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Latest Whisky News

See all whisky press releases for 2019

Balcones Distilling Launches New Texas Pot Still Bourbon

Balcones Distilling Launches New Texas Pot Still Bourbon

WACO, TEXAS: Balcones Distilling has today announced the launch of its Texas Pot Still Bourbon as the newest addition to the distillery’s core lineup of expressions. Read more

Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila

Wemyss Malts launches new website and Cask Club with an exclusive 35 year old Caol Ila

Family whisky makers Wemyss Malts have relaunched wemyssmalts.com, a brand new website offering whisky fans the chance to join the Wemyss Malts Cask Club. Membership offers access to unique bottlings released solely to the members as well as preview purchases of the latest malt whisky releases. Read more

Exclusive Interview with Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord: Glasgow Whisky Bar

Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord

It’s a pub that I have been into many times in the past, even before my passion for whisky took over. So, when I got the opportunity to meet the owner of “Bon Accord”, Paul McDonagh, I jumped at the chance. Read more

100,000 bottles of rare whisky sold at UK auction in 2018 - Value of rare whisky bottles sold at UK auction exceeds £40m

Rare Whisky 101 co-founders Andy Simpson and David Robertson

Rare Whisky 101 co-founders Andy Simpson and David Robertson

The UK’s rare whisky auction market has exceeded sales of more than 100,000 bottles of rare whisky in a single year for the first time as global demand accelerates. Read more

New Irish Whiskey With A French Connection Writers' Tears Copper Pot Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish

New Irish Whiskey With A French Connection Writers' Tears Copper Pot Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish

Carlow, Ireland: 5 February, 2019:  Walsh Whiskey has released Writers’ Tears Copper Pot - Deau XO Cognac Cask Finish, a super-premium edition of its universally popular Writers’ Tears Copper Pot Irish whiskey. It is the fourth expression released under the Writers’ Tears range. Read more

Stars align for launch of Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition

Stars align for launch of Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition

Loch Lomond Group has launched the Littlemill 40 Year Old Celestial Edition (46.8% ABV) in the UK, the oldest expression ever to be released from the now lost Littlemill distillery. Read more

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

BenRiach 35 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
BenRiach 35 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 42.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £550.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfiddich 1995 - Spirit of Speyside 2018 Single Malt Whisky
Glenfiddich 1995 - Spirit of Speyside 2018 Single Malt Whisky ~ 53% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £699.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1982 (cask 2040) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (S Single Malt Whisky
Port Ellen 35 Year Old 1982 (cask 2040) - 30th Anniversary Gift Box (S Single Malt Whisky ~ 55.1% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,575.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Springbank 15 Year Old - Green Thistle Single Malt Whisky
Springbank 15 Year Old - Green Thistle Single Malt Whisky ~ 46% ~ 70cl

Region: Campbeltown  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £349.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 (The Malt Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky
Glenglassaugh 41 Year Old 1973 (The Malt Whisky Company) Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £514.91
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Arran 21 Year Old - White Stag Third Release Single Malt Whisky
Arran 21 Year Old - White Stag Third Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 52.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Island  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £399.95
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4199) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1966 (cask 4199) Family Cask Spring 2017 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 41.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,366.18
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,995.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bowmore 26 Year Old - The Vintners Trilogy Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 26 Year Old - The Vintners Trilogy Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £349.31
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Tomintoul 30 Year Old 1973 (cask 9077) - Very Rare (R.N. MacDonald) Single Malt Whisky
Tomintoul 30 Year Old 1973 (cask 9077) - Very Rare (R.N. MacDonald) Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £450.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter