Distillery offers chance to sample spirits of a different kind

The Glenturret distillery is thought to be home to the spirits of a man, woman and cat

GHOST hunters are being given the chance to sample some spirits at Scotland’s oldest working distillery when it opens its doors for a spooky tour.

The Glenturret distillery, which dates back to 1775, is thought to be host more than just alcoholic spirits, with ghosts of a man, woman and cat all being seen.

Some think that the cat could in fact be Towser, the distillery’s resident feline for 24 years who died in 1987. Towser was famous in her own right and made it into the Guinness Book of Records for being the best mouser, catching 28,899 mice in her lifetime.

The tour will be led by Glasgow Paranormal Investigators, who investigated the building last year.


On visiting the distillery the group’s medium reported encountering several signs of paranormal activity including the presence of Karen Marshall, a suspected ex-employee who was dressed in 1970’s style clothing and a spirit called Gerry who created a measurable electric discharge.

Tracy McCafferty, General Manager at the distillery said: “It was fascinating hearing the findings from Glasgow Paranormal Investigators’ investigation last year and we thought it would be a great experience to share with visitors. The Halloween weekend seemed like an ideal time to connect with the distillery’s spirits.”

The distillery will be open between 8pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, October 29 for the tour.

Tickets are £25pp and include two drams and a tour of the distillery. Numbers are limited and pre booked tickets are required.

Those looking to make a weekend of it can take advantage of Crieff Hydro’s joint offer– two nights DB&B along with the paranormal tour for £199pp (based on two sharing).

For more information please visit www.thefamousgrouse.com/visit-us or call 01764 656565.