Whisky Bible says Glenturret’s Fly is “Dog’s Bollocks”


Fly’s 16 Masters Edition, one of Glenturret Distillery’s limited release single malts named after the distillery dog from 1905, has been awarded the Liquid Gold Award in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017.

Only 1,740 bottles of this rare 16-year old single malt were released on World Whisky Day in May. The limited edition was dedicated to Fly, the distillery dog, shown in a photo (pictured) that was unearthed at Glenturret Distillery earlier this year.

Receiving a total score of 96 out of 100 in the leading whisky guide which has sold over half a million copies worldwide and features tastings of over 4,600 whiskies, the review summed up the malt’s characteristic. In his review, Jim Murray said: “It is, as is fitting to old Fly, the dog’s bollocks”.

Fly’s 16 Masters Edition is one of the extra special whisky releases to come from the small Perthshire distillery since the brand was brought back to life in 2015. Last year, a rare 34-year-old single cask of just 54 special bottles sold out within two hours.

Stuart Cassels, the driving force behind Glenturret’s recent return to the limelight, said the Liquid Gold Award meant a lot to him and his colleagues, past and present.

“The Glenturret Fly’s 16 Masters Edition was an extra special whisky release, dedicated to the skilled craftsmanship and traditional values we still hold here at the distillery today, and the heritage behind The Glenturret,” Stuart said.

“We pride ourselves on being the most traditionally made whisky in Scotland and it is fantastic for Glenturret and our still men, past and present, to be recognised on an international level by such a well-respected whisky expert.”

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