The Glenturret Distillery
The Glenturret Distillery
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Glenturret Distillery, Scotland's Oldest Working Distillery, is a unique whisky experience. The Glenturret single malt is still traditionally crafted today as it was over 250 years ago, by hand and heart. Our immersive tour brings to life the fascinating history and leads visitors through the process, craft, and skill required to create The Glenturret single malt. On arrival for your tour, each visitor is presented with a Glenturret branded gift and a £5.00 gift voucher to spend in The Glenturret shop which offers a wide choice of Single Malts, alongside a unique selection of locally produced, handcrafted gifts. Finish your visit under the pagoda roof of the old maltings store in the newly refurbished café with a light lunch or sweet treat, lovingly prepared using only the finest ingredients. We look forward to extending you the warmest of Scottish welcomes. Slainte!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Marcelle F
    North Providence, Rhode Island17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent distillery!
    This is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon! We took the tour and our tour guide John was so knowledgeable and fun to be with. After the tour we had a delicious lunch at the cafe. I highly recommend the Scottish broth! Then we checked out the shop and I left with two bottles of some of the best scotch I’ve ever tasted.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 July 2023
  • JacquiC56
    Glasgow, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent for Scots and tourists alike
    What a fantastic distillery, beautiful views and fabulous restaurant and cafe. Staff are all so knowledgeable and just wonderful. Celine, (in the fabulous Lalique shop) Stewart, Allan, Don (whisky experts) Louise (cafe) so impressed by the team and their colleagues. Highly recommend the whisky tasting just so interesting and now have a new appreciation for this amber nectar. So lovely to take our visitors here and give them a truly lovely experience of Scotland
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Jérémie J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Distillery tour by far!
    My wife and I did the Whisky Maker tour. The tour itself was really great but the highlight would be John, the tour guide. Very knowledgeable and it was clear that he loved his job and explaining us how everything worked at the Glenturret distillery from the process to the two resident cats.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Asha L
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Knowledgeable Guides at Glenturret Distillery
    Nice tour with incredibly knowledgeable and well spoken guide, John. I recommend booking the flight tasting after the tour as you get to try 10, 12, and 15 year old drams. The distillery is easily accessible and has lovely, quaint architecture.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • catherine f
    Clackmannan, United Kingdom118 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Distillery tour
    Visited today tour was brilliant John the tour guide was very knowledgeable and amusing. Lovely place with lots of beautiful Lalique in the shop upstairs. The whisky was really good as well. Definitely worth a visit
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Quest65145367644
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good cafe and very helpful friendly staff
    Glenturret distillery is now owned by Lalique. As a local I thought it may lose some of its previous old charm when it was taken over but I am reassured now. The staff are lovely, very helpful and generous with their time. The cafe was surprisingly affordable and the staff very attentive. Good coffee and quality cake bakes. Yes it's a bit more upmarket but the staff are what make it - oh - and their two distillery cats Glen and Turret. Can't comment on the tour as I've not done this one since takeover. Definitely a nice place fir a relaxing coffee.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Dennis C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entertaining and instructive
    We booked the 60 minutes tour and Stuart, our guide, led us in a very entertaining way through the rooms and the Whisky making process, while explaining the extraordinary transformation that the Glenturret Distillery has undergone in the last few years. The Lalique gallery and the shop are also an unexpected extra. Who would have guessed that a French Luxury glassmaker and perfume house would cooperate with a Whisky maker in the the middle of the Scottish mainland? The cats of the past and present need to be mentioned.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Tristan P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best whisky distillery tour
    Younger Stuart was a great tour guide. He was very informative and he knew what he was talking about. Not only was he knowledgable, he was humorous as well, leaving all of us smiling and laughing during the tour. The distillery itself was excellent and very interesting. Having the privilege to walk through the oldest Distillery in Scotland was a dream come true. The whisky was the best I’ve tasted, I even bought a bottle for myself. 10/10 would recommend
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 August 2023
  • proshod
    Whitby, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10. Take the tour, it's brilliant
    Myself, my wife and our son visited the Glenturret Distillery today and took the tour. It was by far, the highlight of our trip to Scotland so far. The distillery itself was truly magical, situated in the beautiful Perthshire countryside at the edge of Crieff right next to the gorgeous river Earn. Our guide, John, was absolutely brilliant. He was friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The pride he had describing the rich history, and explaining the various different processes with exceptional expertise was absolutely clear from start to finish. It was especially interesting to hear about the sustainability goals for 2040 which are ahead of schedule. WOverall, we had an absolutely brilliant time and John is a real credit to the Glenturret company. We'll be back again next year!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Courtney M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing distillery tour
    Amazing distillery tour. Our tour guide Stuart made the tour very enjoyable with his knowledge of whisky and the distillery itself, whilst also being humorous. Would 100% recommend! The triple wood whisky we sampled was also very nice.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
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JoSie
Franconia, Germany25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We had an amazing trip to Glen Turret distillery. Amongst the beauty of Crieff, you arrive into a wee haven in the trees with the sound of the rushing river...and then you have the distillery! The distillery tour was excellent and a bargain for the price. We learned all about the making of the whisky (all still by hand) and the methods used. It was fascinating. We then got to try some whisky whilst learning about how to examine and smell it properly. We had enjoyed the experience so much, we asked if we could also do the warehouse experience where we went into the traditional warehouse and got to try 4 whiskies including the 10yo, peated, 30 yo and limited Grace Gow. The interior and granite fountain adds a wonderful touch to the experience.

We ate lunch in the cafe (the restaurant is currently being refubished) and the food was delicious. I highly recommend the soup. I wish I could have taken a pot home! We then headed to the shop for our dream dram experience where our drams were waiting along with our whisky glasses to take home. We tried the Benromach - supporting other distilleries (great to see) before making the hard selection of which good whisky to buy. All advised byt he wonderful staff.

If all this wasn't enough of a great experience, I cannot say enough thanks and gratitude to all of the staff we encountered from reception/booking, the distillery tour, the warehouse experience, the cafe, and the shop. From the moment we arrived until we left, we were met with the utmost professionalism, friendliness, passion, humour, and kindness. It was my father's birthday and they went over and above to welcome him and celebrate his day. We left Glen Turret buzzing with excitement and warmth not just from the delicious whisky, but overwhelmed by the kindness from the staff.I highly recommend Glen Turret distillery.
Written 27 January 2020
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Pez395
Huntingdon, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
My wife and I really really enjoyed our Guided Tour of the Distillery. Despite our rain soaked walk to get to there from the Crieff Hydro, the warmth of the welcome more than compensated. Waiting for the tour to start was very pleasant also ( like being a child in a sweet shop). The small Tour for a maximum of 6 personas was superbly organised and eloquently delivered by our very knowledgable Guide who was clearly passionate about the Distillery and the products. Tasting was superb, but I must add that all samples were carefully given in sample pots that we had to take away to enjoy........and yes I did, very much; and although whisky is a very personal preference I can safely say that the Sherry cask edition, the Braebach, and the 15 year old are now among my personal favourites.
We will return and Highly, Highly Recommend this tour to my readers.
Written 1 November 2020
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weirmark
Brighouse, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
Just had a fantastic afternoon here as part of our 3 day tour in the area. We arrived early and had a lovely walk round the river and woods.
We then went into the shop and my wife tried a couple of samples. The staff in the shop were very friendly and were really interested in what we thought of the whiskey and the area. This was really genuine. We ended up buying a bottle of the 10 yr old Smokey whiskey that was lovely.
We then had a very reasonable tea and cake in the lovely cafe.
We then registered for the tour and again the lady booking us in was very friendly and interested in what we thought.
We then spent a very relaxing 45 mins on a tour with Anna who was brilliant. She was very relaxed and answered any question that was asked. We then got another taster and a free gift that was fab I won’t spoil the surprise !!
Overall a wonderful couple of hours in a beautiful location with really friendly staff. Well worth a visit !!
Written 30 May 2021
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brianhu
Sheffield, UK51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Brilliant tour. Felt welcomed from the moment we booked our tour (Sheenagh kept in touch with our booking) and lovely to meet her in person on arrival. JJ our guide took our small party round the distillery and was full of interesting information and detail about the art of making a good whisky. Massive well done to all staff including the shop and cafe in keeping it covid safe - made us feel truly welcomed and so pleased to see things starting to reopen again. Great value tour and lovely to get a taste of all their efforts at the end. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 11 August 2020
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Richardb3466
Uppermill, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
Excellent tour with brilliant adherence to current social distancing restriction. Our party of 5 received a “private” tour with Alan who was very friendly and amazingly entertaining - even our 13 year old came away inspired to set up a distillery - Alan even had to check that the ancient miniature pot still was still on site when we left.
Lots of upgrade building work being done at the moment to the visitor experience facilities under the new ownership, but great to hear that there will be no change to the traditional distilling processes.
Thank you so much
Written 22 October 2020
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Lynne T
Wishaw, Scotland, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband and I visited the Glenturret Whisky Distillery and were very impressed by the Tour Guide John and the tour itself was first class. What was even more surprising was the Restaurant/Bar area it was one of the nicest bars I have visited and will return again and will recommend to my family and friends. Julian the bar man was very knowledgeable about the company and the whisky while Stuart provided an excellent gin tasting experience all in all the staff were a credit to the company and the premises first class!
Written 1 September 2021
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Clare F
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a fantastic experience for our honeymoon! We did the blending tour and loved getting to mix our own and find out which scents and flavours we best preferred. We were lucky enough to have Gillian show us around and she was absolutely wonderful - friendly and so knowledgeable! I knew very little about whisky and my husband knew lots and yet she themed the tour perfectly so we both got loads from it. The whole distillery is beautiful and it was great to see the brilliant way in which the whisky is made. We also loved the cafe, where the staff were friendly and had some great recommendations for delicious food. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone - it definitely shows that the distillery works as it’s motto ‘by hand and by heart’.
Written 27 August 2021
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FGB82
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
I drove from Glasgow to the distillery to buy 4 bottles of the new range the triple wood, the 10 year, 12 year and the 15 year. I saw it advertised last week and I’m a bit of a collector so decided to visit and buy few bottles, maybe go on the tour. When we arrived the whiskies in question where not on display - the shelves were empty. I asked a lady who told me that they had the whiskies I wanted, but just needed to put them in the shelves. We said we’d have lunch in the cafe and come back, she said ok. We had lunch in the cafe and it was very nice. We then returned to the shop but the shelves were still empty. We asked again saying we actually wanted to buy the 4 bottles in question. Another lady suggested we “go into Crieff for lunch” and return in “an hour or so” and “maybe” the shelves would be stocked then. I regularly visit distilleries and the is hands down the most pathetic and confusing customer service I have ever experienced. If I want to buy whisky in the gift shop and it’s in stock why on earth would I wait an hour for something maybe to happen? Common sense might suggest a member of staff would get what I wanted and sell it to me then and there. Surely that’s the best business practice? A real outlier when it comes to distillery experiences in Scotland. I vote with my feet in these circumstances so needless to say I left, deciding not to try the tour (it seemed employees didn’t really give two hoots about my experience so I was not keen on handing over money) and I did not return. Instead I found a whisky shop in Crieff called JP Gill whisky shop and Deli. I managed to find two interesting bottles and spent £40 more than I’d plan to spend on the bottles at the distillery.
Written 24 September 2020
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Hello there FGB82, We are very sorry to hear that our customer service did not match your expectations when you visited us today , and that you had to head back to Glasgow without any of our new range of Glenturret Single Malts. Please, If you would like to give me a call on : 01764 657013 between the hours of 9am - 6pm. I will happily discuss this with you so we may find a positive outcome. Many Thanks Kindest Regards Sheenagh McIntyre Tourism Manager The Glenturret Distillery
Written 24 September 2020
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Bernard F
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A small distillery where everyone is smiling.

Our guide took us through the distillery and was clearly enjoying the chance to exlain everything about GlenTurret to our group. The distillery is small and almost intimate and we saw evrything from the mash tuns at the the start to the barrels being filled at the end.

The shop was beautifully laid out and had some genuine bargains that can't be found elsewhere.
Written 31 August 2021
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Emsy24040
Sevenoaks, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic tour of the distillery on a slightly rainy day. Incredible value for money considering the amount of time, detail, and the samples received. Very friendly staff, very interesting tour and generally a great experience.

The cafe had a limited choice of savoury items at quite a cost but delicious food and nice setting.
Written 9 June 2021
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