Media Release: Hollywood star’s parents taste of fame at Glenturret Distillery

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THE Famous Grouse Experience welcomed some very proud parents last week as Ewan McGregor’s mum and dad dropped in to pick up a bottle of the limited edition Bottle Your Own Ewan McGregor Cask, named after their world-famous Scottish son.

This cask is the latest in a series of limited edition ‘Famous’ offerings to be sold at Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, which is right on the doorstep of where the Hollywood movie star grew up.

While visiting, Jim and Carol McGregor enjoyed the Bottle Your Own experience, received a bottle in their Famous son’s name and went on to sign the visitor book during their visit to Scotland’s oldest distillery. This new star-studded single cask of The Glenturret Highland Single Malt is the second in a series of Famous offerings which started with a limited edition Earl and Countess of Strathearn Cask, bottled first by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to the distillery earlier this year.

Building on their very first Famous links to the area, the Bottle Your Own Series will continue to celebrate other ‘Famous’ individuals from the area. Also continuing with the Bottle Your Own series’ links with charity, £2 from every bottle sold from the Ewan McGregor Cask will be donated to a charity of Ewan’s choice.

Stuart Cassells, general manager of The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery, said:

“It has been fantastic to welcome Mr and Mrs McGregor to The Famous Grouse Experience on Ewan’s behalf. We are very proud of Ewan’s achievements both in Crieff and all over Scotland, so to be able to honour his ‘Famous’ work by naming our latest Glenturret Bottle Your Own cask after him and share that pride with his parents is a privilege. We are delighted that they enjoyed their visit, in particular the Bottle Your Own Experience.”

The Bottle Your Own cask series are hand-picked exceptional casks from the Glenturret Distillery by The Famous Grouse Master Blender, Gordon Motion. These are extremely collectable and the bottles from these casks are exclusive to the Glenturret Distillery shop. Bottles are still available from the limited Ewan McGregor Cask, but is proving popular so move fast if you want to pick up a unique last-minute Christmas present.

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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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