Media Release: Distillery first as Wilde Thyme at Glenturret extend to evening opening

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WILDE Thyme at Glenturret – an exciting new culinary partnership between the award-winning luxury event caterers, Wilde Thyme, and five-star visitor attraction, The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery – has announced that from this week it will be extending its opening hours to include evening restaurant dining, the first of its kind in the 240 year-old history of Glenturret Distillery.

The Comrie-based caterers officially launched in February this year, and response from the local community for its exceptional food offering has been so popular that extending to evening opening was an obvious next step.

Andrew Hamer, chef patron of Wilde Thyme at Glenturret, and previously the executive chef at Gleneagles Hotel, commented: “We’re delighted to be able to extend our public opening hours so soon after launching.

“Lunches and afternoon teas are rapidly filling up and we have had a number of requests from customers to offer evening dining so it makes sense to extend our offering.

“From this week, we will be open Thursdays to Saturdays from 6pm, and I’ve devised a new and exciting menu which is specifically for evening guests.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming diners to Glenturret in the evening – the distillery at dusk is a very special place and a unique setting in which to dine.”

Wilde Thyme at Glenturret offers the very best of local produce from Scotland’s larder and the menu, which will be delivered by head chef, Jonathan Greer, offers a world-class culinary experience to match the award winning visitor attraction; currently, Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Despite being open to the public for just a few short months, the team at Wilde Thyme at Glenturret already have their first award under their belts, receiving a Taste Our Best accolade from VisitScotland just days after they opened.

Andrew, chef patron of Wilde Thyme, commented: “Our vision is to offer diners an authentic taste of Perthshire and Scotland and our new evening menu reflects that.

“We’ve been very grateful for the enthusiasm and support we’ve received from the local community in the last few months as we have developed this venture and we look forward to serving them dinner over the coming months.”

Stuart Cassells, general manager at The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery, added: “Our partnership with Wilde Thyme has enabled us to have a vibrant combination of food and drink of the highest quality at the distillery and I’m delighted that, for the first time in 240 years, Glenturret will have a fine dining restaurant open to the public, at night, for dinner.

“It’s a very special place in the evening and I’m delighted that more customers will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique location, as well as a taste sensation delivered by Jonathan’s team in the kitchen.”

To find out more about Wilde Thyme at Glenturret, please visit

To find out more about The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery and the tours and facilities available, visit


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About Wilde Thyme Catering and Party Design

Established in 2003 as luxury caterer, Wilde Thyme is now one of Scotland’s leading catering and party design companies and is based at Cultybraggan near Comrie, Perthshire.

Managing director, Andrew Hamer is a former executive chef at Gleneagles where he developed his skills in international cuisine, and a member of the ‘Academy of Culinary Arts’.

Wilde Thyme is a regular caterer and event company in prestigious venues such as National Galleries of Scotland, Inveraray Castle and Carlowrie Castle, Isle of Bute and is the exclusive caterer at Glamis Castle.

Andrew has positioned the company to live by its ethos of ‘delivering the exceptional restaurant experience to an event environment’.

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 recognised as 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)

For more information please visit or call 01764 656565.

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