Glenturret dedicates whisky to distillery manager

8th November, 2016 by Nicola Carruthers

Glenturret Distillery has unveiled a limited edition 29-year-old cask strength single malt Scotch whisky to mark distillery manager Neil Cameron’s 20th year in his role.

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The dedication celebrates Neil Cameron who has spent 20 years as distillery manager

Glenturret Cameron’s Cut was filled on 20 November 1987 and will be bottled later this month.

The new expression is said to offer hints of “buttered popcorn, lavender and oak in the finish”.

Celebrating a trio of milestones for the distillery manager, the whisky marks Cameron’s 20 years as distillery manager, 40 years in the whisky industry and his recognition as the Icons of Whisky Distillery manager of the Year 2016.

Cameron began working at the Glenfiddich Distillery aged 15 in the bottling hall. He then moved into warehouse roles at Glendullan, Pittyvaich and Parkmore before joining Glenturret Distillery in 1995 as a brewer, before becoming distillery manager in 1996.

“It really is quite an honour to have this latest special edition whisky dedicated to me,” Cameron said. “It’s a job in which I take great pride.

“Although I wasn’t at Glenturret when it was filled, this is a rare 29-year-old cask made using the same techniques we still use today and it’s a very fine dram. The whisky industry is a great industry to be in and Glenturret’s commitment to using traditional equipment and techniques means a lot of hard work goes into making our whisky. I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

Priced from £290-£390, those interested in purchasing a bottle of the whisky have until 10 November to register their interest – just 209 have been made available.

From the ballot, 29 people will then be given the opportunity to purchase a special numbered bottle. These bottles will receive a signed letter from Cameron plus a tasting experience for two at Glenturret Distillery as well as the opportunity to collect their bottle from Cameron personally.

The ballot is now open and will close at midnight on Thursday 10 December. Special numbered bottles will be drawn on the 11 November and customers will be given a 48-hour window to purchase.

In November last year, Glenturret launched an “exceptionally rare” 32-year-old expression that pays homage to the man who brought the distillery back into production.

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