The Famous Grouse Experience and Wilde Thyme at Glenturret

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The Famous Grouse Experience and Wilde Thyme at Glenturret

The Famous Grouse Experience is a must visit attraction for anyone planning a getaway to the Scottish Highlands, taking centre stage in Crieff, the experience is housed within Scotland’s oldest whisky distillery, Glenturret.

Popular with both those that drink whisky and those that don't, the interactive experience gives an insight into the history of Scottish whisky as well as an in depth tour of how whisky is made and the processes involved.

The experience was given the royal seal of approval and was reopened in 2014 by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge following an extensive refurbishment. Since it's reopening, a whole host of exciting workshops and more hands on tasting experiences have been introduced alongside the original tour.

Visitors can choose to book longer tours lasting from an hour to full day experiences, I'd recommend the Warehouse Experience, guests are taken on a journey of tasting four malts as well as a behind the scenes tour of the warehouse.

For those looking to really taste the spirit of Scotland, it's also worth booking into the on-site restaurant, Wilde Thyme at Glenturret. The culinary adventure is a partnership between an award winning catering company and the distillery. Offering a seasonally changing menu, the restaurant has recently started opening for dinner Thursday to Saturday. The menu curated by head chef Andrew Hamer features dishes using the whisky produced in the distillery.

The Famous Grouse Experience is open daily from 10am-6pm during march and October and from 10am-5pm November to February. Tours can be booked up to 48 hours in advance and booking for Wilde Thyme is advised.