NEW DISTILLERY CAT JOINS THE FAMOUS GROUSE FAMILY – BUT HE NEEDS A NAME – Scotch Whisky News
NEW DISTILLERY CAT JOINS THE FAMOUS GROUSE FAMILY – BUT HE NEEDS A NAME
After a three month search to find a new distillery cat, The Famous Grouse Experience has welcomed an adorable kitten as the newest member to their family and they need your help to find him a name.
The Famous Grouse is calling on whisky fans and animal lovers to find the perfect name for the ginger tomcat. The name will be given to the famous whisky’s newest recruit and the winner will be invited to meet him at his new home and take a VIP tour of the distillery. Travel and accommodation is included. To make your suggestion please visit bit.ly/catnamingcomp.
The cat, donated to the distillery by a local farmer, will have the run of Glenturret as he settles in and makes Scotland’s oldest distillery his new home.
Cats have long played a part at Glenturret Distillery, where The Famous Grouse Experience opened its doors 10 years ago, with the newest recruit following in the footsteps of Brooke and Towser. Arguably the most famous cat, Towser still holds the Guinness World Record for best mouser having caught 28,899 mice in her 24 years at the distillery.
The new kitten will not need to worry about hunting mice, but can instead concentrate on welcoming visitors and exploring his new home. As the most visited distillery in Scotland, he will greet around 100,000 visitors every year.
Tracy McCafferty, General Manager at The Famous Grouse Experience said: “The newest addition to our family is already settling in well to distillery life and proving to be a big character but he really needs a name. His predecessors were well loved by visitors and staff and it’s clear he will be no different.”
About The Famous Grouse Experience
*The Famous Grouse Experience is located at Scotland’s oldest working distillery – Glenturret. Originally established as a single malt distillery in 1775, today The Famous Grouse Experience is the most visited distillery in Scotland (receiving an average of 100,000 visitors a year).
*The distillery offers the opportunity to learn about how a single malt is made in the traditional way, as well as learning about where some of the Glenturret single malt ends up – in the blending of The Famous Grouse.
*Not only is The Experience an attraction for tourists, offering three types of tours – ‘The Experience’, ‘The Celebration Tour’ and ‘Warehouse no. 9’ – as well as a cafe and shop, it also caters for corporate functions and private hire. The Experience has conference facilities for team meetings and away days and can be used in the evenings for events catering for up to 275 (248 seated).
*The visitor attraction has received a number of prestigious awards in recent years including three consecutive Thistle Awards in 2007, 2008 and 2009, for People Development, Customer Service and Business Tourism respectively. In addition to this it has been awarded Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Star Awards for Customer Service and Retail in November 2008, Customer Service in 2009 and Training and Development in 2011.
*Opening Hours 9am – 6pm. First Tour 9.30am & Last Tour 4.30pm. Tours from £7.50. Children under 12 go free. For more information please visit www.thefamousgrouse.com/visit-us or call 01764 656565.
*The Famous Grouse Experience is home to the world’s largest bottle of whisky.