Glenturret distillery to open Aberturret Estate House - and launch Aberturret gin

Scotland's oldest distillery has opened a luxury home for exclusive use, as well as launching a gin and appointing a new managing disrector,

Published 21st Mar 2024
Updated 22 nd Mar 2024

The Glenturret distillery in Crieff has opened a luxurious self-catering house, available for exclusive use.

The Glenturret distillery, whose restaurant was awarded Two Michelin Stars earlier this year, has refurbished the former Dower House of the Murray Clan, who founded The Glenturret over 260 years ago.

The six bedroom home is now available for exclusive hire, and is within walking distance of the distillery and award-winning restaurant.

With open fires, fine furnishings, an Aga, a formal dining room with a cocktail bar, guests can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Guests staying at Aberturret Estate House also have preferential access (subject to availability) at The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, the first of its kind worldwide.

For those who seek a more intimate dining experience within the comfort of the home, private catering can be arranged.

Four king size and two double ensuite bedrooms have been thoughtfully designed featuring a mix of bespoke furniture, antique pieces, Egyptian cotton bedlinen and Lovat Mill throws.

Artwork has been provided by The Fine Arts Society Edinburgh, dating back to the 1800’s with artists such as Joseph Farquharson, Edward Arthur Walton, George Harvey and Sir Edwardo Paolozzi. All art on display is available to purchase.

Silvio Denz, Chairman of the Lalique Group said: “I am proud we can breathe new life into this classic Scottish estate house entwined with all the history of the Murray clan.

"Aberturret Estate House is perfectly situated a short walk to The Glenturret, its 2 Michelin Star Restaurant and world class shopping at the Lalique boutique nestled in the heart of this ancient distillery.

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"It provides our guests with a unique experience – one that is unmatched in Scotland and joins Mr. Wyss and my other establishments: Halter Ranch in Paso Robles (USA), Villa René Lalique, Château Hochberg (Alsace) and Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey (Bordeaux) in providing the very finest in hospitality and gastronomy.”

The opening of the house also coincides with the launch of Aberturret gin and the appointment of a new managing director of The Glenturret - Jennie Baernreuther.

A spirits aficionado with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Jennie will take over the reins from current MD John Laurie on Monday, 25 March. She joins the company from Speciality Drinks Group which includes drinks businesses: The Whisky Exchange, Speciality Drinks, Whisky.Auction and London Cocktail Week.

The brand has also announced the launch of a new addition to The Glenturret family: The Aberturret Gin, available now at £45.

This gin has been distilled using 14 carefully selected botanicals, including The Glenturret's signature New Make Spirit.

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Aberturret Estate House is open for bookings now; to check availability and packages, please contact aberturrethouse@theglenturret.com. Prices for exclusive hire start at £3,000 per night.

The Glenturret Distillery, Crieff, UK
The Glenturret Distillery, Crieff, UK, PH7 4HA
Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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