Media Release: Famous statue wraps up warm this Christmas

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IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Famous Grouse Experience, as their ‘Famous’ bronze statue has been wrapped up warm for the festive season. It seems the world-famous bird has got the right idea wearing a hat and scarf with freezing temperatures now firmly gripping the country.

As well as welcoming sight of The Famous Grouse in his woolly hat and scarf, the team at the Crieff-based Distillery – recently named the Best Whisky Visitor Attraction – are getting into the Christmas spirit and are hoping to see many visitors take a trip to The Famous Grouse Experience to enjoy a tour or visit the Distillery shop which is bursting with unique ideas for Christmas presents.

Lesley Williamson, business development manager at The Famous Grouse experience, commented:

“Our beautiful bronze Grouse is feeling festive and we are all looking forward to a busy Christmas period at Glenturret Distillery. As well as our world-class experiences, we have a fantastic array of items available to buy in our shop that would make extra special Christmas presents for loved ones. In particular, we have our exclusive limited edition Glenturret Single Malt from the Ewan McGregor Cask, the second in our series of ‘Famous’ offerings at the Bottle Your Own experience at the Distillery. This is only available in our Distillery Shop so people need to come and visit to avoid disappointment.”

2014 has been an exciting year for Scotland’s oldest distillery. The Famous Grouse Experience completed a £250,000 investment in its key visitor areas and café. The refurbishment programme, which was the first major upgrade to the facilities since 2007, was officially opened at the end of May by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, whose visit received international media coverage, projecting the visitor’s event facilities across the globe. Just last week they were announced as the Best Whisky Visitor Attraction, beating off stiff competition from 20 other shortlisted distilleries in a public vote that has confirmed Glenturret Distillery as one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions.

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Notes to Editors

About Glenturret Distillery and The Famous Grouse Experience

The Famous Grouse Experience is located at Scotland’s oldest working distillery – Glenturret. Originally established as a single malt distillery in 1775, today The Famous Grouse Experience is the most visited distillery in Scotland (welcoming an average of 100,000 visitors every year).

The distillery offers the opportunity to learn how a single malt is made in the traditional way, as well as learning how some of the Glenturret single malt is then blended along with other grain and malt whiskies to create The Famous Grouse, the No. 1 whisky in the UK.

Opening Hours 10am – 6pm (Nov-Feb 10am-5pm).  Closed on 25-26 December and 1 January

Two tours are currently available: The Experience Tour (includes two whisky tastes), The Tasting Tour (includes five whisky tastes). Tours start from £10. The First Tour is at 10.30am & Last Tour at 3.30pm. Last tour will always be 90 minutes before closing

To view our Experience video visit

For more information please visit or call 01764 656565

About The Famous Grouse (

The Famous Grouse is the no. 1 whisky in the UK and no. 5 standard blended whisky worldwide (IWSR data 2013)

The Famous Grouse has been the best-selling whisky in Scotland since 1980.

The Famous Grouse is exported to over 100 countries.

Created in 1896 by founder Matthew Gloag, it was originally called The Grouse Brand.

The brand became so popular that on August 12th 1905 it was renamed The Famous Grouse.

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