Monday, May 16, 2016


The Glenturret Distillery has today announced the launch of a new limited edition single malt whisky, bottled in celebration of a unique tail in the brand’s heritage.

The Glenturret Fly’s 16 Year Old Masters Edition (44% ABV) has been inspired by a recently unearthed photo from the back of a cupboard at the distillery dating from 1905, which features 16 stillmen and the distillery managers collie dog, Fly.
Glenturret Fly's 16 Year Old Masters Edition

Glenturret has always prided itself on its original, artisanal approach to making whisky and many of its production processes including mashing are still done by hand, as it would have been done in 1905.

The year 1905 is also significant because it was the year that the first legal definition of whisky was declared by a magistrate’s court in London.

This latest limited release from Scotland’s oldest working distillery, is said to deliver notes of citrus, freshly cut flowers, marzipan, old leather and popcorn on the nose, followed by notes of black cherries, mocha and espresso on the palate.

Commenting on the launch, Stuart Cassells, General Manager of The Famous Grouse Experience, said: “1905 was a momentous year. Albert Einstein first set out his theory of relativity and Arthur Conan Dolyle first published The Return of Sherlock Holmes. The same year, we saw a London magistrate’s court saying that whisky ‘should consist of spirit distilled in a pot still derived from malted barley – a momentous occasion for the industry.’

He went on to say: “Closer to home, our 16 stillmen were captured for prosperity in this photo, found by chance at the back of a cupboard and now hanging proudly on our walls at the distillery. We think Fly’s 16 Masters Edition encapsulates not only the spirit of whisky but the spirit of The Glenturret’s hand-made heritage. We’re looking forward to seeing the bottles ‘fly’ off the shelves accordingly!”

The Glenturret Fly’s 16 Year Old Masters Edition, is now available for pre-order, ahead of its official release on World Whisky Day - May 21st, for a RRP of £95.00 via

Posted by Steve Rush