• Code 8790

Bi-centennial Advertising medal. Glenturret Whisky. Crown-size.

Brass. Diameter 38mm.  : THE GLENTURRET : SCOTLAND'S OLDEST DISTILLERY CRIEFF PERTHSHIRE  around, in centre, a view of distillery.   R. GLENTURRET DISTILLERY view of distillery. CRIEFF PERTHSHIRE SCOTLAND below.  A very small stain, otherwise, lustre, EF. Several previous owners - see accompanying ticket.
The Glenturret Whisky Distillery is located on the banks of the River Turret, two miles north-west of Crieff in Perthshire, hidden amid beautiful surroundings that have inspired many artists.  Officially established in 1775, it had previously been under the control of bootleggers, who had patriotically evaded paying taxes to the English, since 1717 which prompts claims that Glenturret is the oldest distillery in Scotland.  This is contested by others, including Strathisla, Bowmore and Glen Garioch distilleries, all of which make similar claims. Originally owned by the Drummond family it was taken over by John McCallum in 1845, until 1875 when Thomas Stewart took it over and renamed it Glenturret in its centenary year.  The distillery was closed during the great war, but following that it was reopened by the Mitchell Brothers until 1921 when the depression caused it to be closed again. James Fairlie, a whisky enthusiast re-opened it again in 1957 to make a traditional malt whisky.  In 1981 the distillery was bought by Cointreau before being sold to Highland Distillers in 1990 who have made it the home of “The Famous Grouse Experience”.

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