Glenturret bottles first single malt for Gleneagles

Perthshire-based Gleneagles has partnered with The Glenturret Distillery to create the hotel’s first single malt whisky.

The Perthshire-based hotel has created 750 hand-numbered bottles of an 11-year-old single malt, the first batch of whiskies from the partnership. Sitting at 46.5% ABV, the whisky is available to buy now from Gleneagles’ whisky boutique, The Still Room, priced at RRP £79 (US$109). The 11-year-old single malt is said to taste of toffee, cinnamon, vanilla, spice, fruit cake and ginger. Daniel Baernreuther, hotel manager at Gleneagles, said: “We have always been committed to working with the finest Scottish food and drink producers, but when the opportunity arose to work with our close neighbours at The Glenturret to create our own limited edition product, we jumped at the chance. “There have been so many changes over the last few years at Gleneagles. As a natural progression and evolution of our beverage and whisky programme, creating our own whisky was the next logical step and because of our shared location, I feel like this is really a match made in whisky heaven.” To mark the launch, guests who buy a bottle will be offered a complimentary tour of The Glenturret Distillery, which recently reopened following a ‘substantial’ 18-month refurbishment. John Laurie, managing director of The Glenturret, added: “The Glenturret is Scotland’s oldest working distillery and really important to Scottish history and heritage; and Gleneagles is such an icon of hospitality, that we sincerely felt there was something special to be celebrated here.” Earlier this month, The Glenturret released its 2021 core range of Scotch whiskies, including a new Peat Smoked bottling. Meanwhile, last year, the distillery unveiled a new flagship collection of single malts and a revamped look for the series, as Glenturret's previous range was discontinued. Like many in the industry, 2020 proved to be a difficult year for Glenturret, as sales fell by 30%.