Scotland’s oldest working distillery – and the only one still to mash by hand – is in the running to lift a prestigious tourism award.
The Glenturret Distillery in Crieff has been shortlisted in the Best Visitor Experience category in the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) Awards. The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 8.
Mandy Ingram, Visitor Experience Manager, said:
“As the only remaining distillery in Scotland to still produce Scotch malt whisky using the traditional hand-mashing technique in its production, we’ve worked hard to deliver tours and tastings to our visitors that are truly unique.
“Our focus is on creating a warm and welcoming experience which delights all those people who come to visit us and we are thrilled that our efforts have been recognised by our inclusion in the shortlist for these prestigious awards.”
John Laurie, General Manager at The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery, said:
“Whisky is one of Scotland’s most valuable attractions with people travelling from across the world to experience an authentic Scottish dram. These visitors are playing an increasingly important role in the Scottish tourism sector and visits to distillery visitor centres are now comparable with other large tourist attractions like the National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle.
“Here in Crieff we are very lucky that Mandy and her team of dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic tourism professionals deliver an extremely high level of service and education to our guests and it is great for them to be recognised in this way.”