Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit distillery

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit Glenturret Distillery, home to The Famous Grouse Experience, as part of their visit to Scotland.

The Earl and Countess of Strathearn, as they are known north of the border, will officially open the new-look five star visitor attraction which recently announced the completion of a £250,000 investment in its key visitor areas and café.

The couple, who will visit on Thursday 29th May, will be the first people to “Bottle your own” Glenturret whisky following a private tour of the distillery, which will also include nosing and tasting of The Famous Grouse range.

The Famous Grouse Experience will also be serving a local dish created especially for the visit. The Strathearn Pie will be produced by local company Wilde Thyme made by slow cooking local beef and sautéing onions in Glenturret whisky.

Stuart Cassells, General Manager, The Famous Grouse Experience, said: “It’s an absolute pleasure to welcome The Earl and Countess of Strathearn to The Famous Grouse Experience. We’re delighted that they’ll be officially opening our newly renovated site and look forward to hearing what they make of the Strathearn Pie.”

Based near the scenic town of Crieff, Glenturret is Scotland’s oldest and most visited whisky distillery. Originally established as a single malt distillery in 1775, today The Famous Grouse Experience welcomes an average of 120,000 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 Famous Grouse Scotch whisky holds a Royal Warrant, which was first appointed in January 1984.