This week, The Glenturret Distillery announced the release of its oldest single malt to date. This 50-year-old expression is packaged in a Lalique crystal decanter, and it’s sure to be a collector’s item!
The distillery is located in Perthshire, Scotland, and it has a long history dating back to 1775. If you’re a fan of whisky, this is definitely an event you won’t want to miss.
Who are Glenturret?
The Glenturret Distillery is Scotland’s oldest working whisky distillery. Officially founded in 1763, The Glenturret has been producing whisky for over 250 years! We say officially because the area in which the distillery is built has been home to illicit whisky stills for many, many years before that!
In addition to being the oldest distillery in Scotland, the Glenturret is also the smallest and houses The Lalique Restaurant, a Michelin-starred eatery.
The distillery used to house the “The Famous Grouse Experience” – a highly popular tourist attraction which gave visitors the chance to learn all about the whisky-making process, as well as enjoy a dram or two!
In 2018, it was acquired by the Lalique Group and has since undergone a bit of a transformation. The team behind the distillery is now focused on producing high-quality whisky that will be enjoyed by discerning whisky drinkers all over the world.
This stunning 50-year-old single malt expression has been matured in a combination of first-fill and refill sherry hogsheads. The result is a beautifully balanced whisky with notes of sweet vanilla, rich fruitcake, and a touch of spice on the finish.
The distillery has always been famous for producing a distinctively fruity house style for a Highland malt, and this 50-year-old is no different.
The Glenturret 50-Year-Old Single Malt Whisky comes packaged in a stunning Lalique crystal decanter, priced at £40,000 (US$47,000) and is limited to just 150 bottles.
Since Lalique owns a controlling stake in The Glenturret, it’s no surprise that the two brands have collaborated on this very special release. It’s also not the first time that The Glenturret has teamed up with the French crystal house—previous releases include a 45-year-old whisky packaged in a Lalique decanter and a 40-year-old whisky packaged in a Lalique Cire Perdue decanter.
This is an incredible opportunity to own a piece of history. The Glenturret is the world’s oldest working whisky distillery, and this 50-year-old expression is the oldest whisky it has ever released. If you’re a collector or a fan of fine whisky, this is a must-have.