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Glenturret whisky cask is named Andy Murray

The Famous Grouse Experience has been naming its distillery exclusive Bottle Your Own casks after famous Perthshire citizens. Global tennis star, Andy Murray, is the third in the line-up.

The Famous Grouse master blender, Gordon Motion, handpicks exceptional casks from the Glenturret Distillery for the Bottle Your Own single casks series. The bottles from these casks are only available from the Glenturret Distillery shop and online on both the UK and global sites.

The first two exclusive casks have already been snapped up, starting with a limited edition Earl and Countess of Strathearn Cask, bottled first by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to the Distillery in 2014. The second cask marked the achievements of Hollywood movie star and local lad, Ewan McGregor. The third cask marks the achievements of global tennis star, Andy Murray, another famous person from the local area.

Stuart Cassells, general manager at The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery says: “After the massive popularity of both The Earl and Countess of Strathearn Cask and the Ewan McGregor Cask we’ve extended our celebration of Perthshire’s most famous individuals. Andy Murray and his family are from just down the road in Dunblane, his hotel Cromlix is about 20 minutes away, and he’s a regular visitor to the area because of his family and business connections. We hope the next time he’s home in Dunblane he can pop through to try the whisky for himself at our Bottle Your Own Experience. He would be most warmly welcomed.”

Glenturret’s most recent bottlings have been popular with whisky fanatics across the globe. The special release Commonwealth Games 26 Year Old was named in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015 and recently sold out. The Brock Malloy limited edition release earlier this year only has a handful of bottles remaining. 

Continuing with the Bottle Your Own series’ links with charity, £2 from every bottle sold from the Andy Murray Cask will be donated to a good cause.

25 August 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor