The world’s most loved distillery mousers

28th July, 2014 by Amy Hopkins - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Little attention is paid to the small but significant role cats play in the spirits industry. We attempt to rectify this by naming the world’s most loved distillery mousers.

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Click through the following pages to discover which are the world’s most loved distillery mousers

Throughout history, cats have been recruited by distilleries across the globe to protect precious stocks of barley from pesky rodents, taking on the role of official distillery mousers.

Whether Bourbon distilleries in Kentucky or whisky distilleries in Scotland, mousers have long been valued members of distillery teams, sometimes achieving legendary status in the industry.

While distilleries are no longer permitted to seek official assistance from their feline companions, many are still recruited as an official mascot for the distillery, welcoming swathes of visitors.

From record-breaking mouse catchers, to adorable members of the distillery tour guide team, cats are an integral part of the distillery team.

Click through the following pages to discover some of the world’s most loved distillery mousers, past and present.

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