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July 17, 2014 – The Famous Grouse is marking the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with the release of a limited-edition single malt from its homeplace at Glenturret Distillery. The Edrington-owned brand is the official whisky sponsor of the Games, which will bring together athletes from 71 countries starting July 21.
Glenturret is the spiritual home for The Famous Grouse range of blended Scotch whiskies and home of The Famous Grouse Experience. The whisky selected as the commemorative malt for the Games is a 28-year-old single malt distilled in 1986, which was the last time the Commonwealth Games were held in Scotland. Edrington Master Blender Gordon Motion selected the casks for blending and bottling at a cask-strength 46.4% ABV.
1,800 bottles will be available through UK whisky specialist retailers and The Famous Grouse website at a recommended retail price of £150 ($257 USD).