Scottish distillery looks to history to lift spirits

Crieff (United Kingdom) (AFP) – It has survived world wars, Prohibition and The Great Depression but this may very well be the toughest time yet for Scotland’s oldest whisky maker. The Glenturret Distillery, located on the banks of the River Turret two miles (3.2 kilometres) northwest of the town of Crieff, was established in 1763 and is a popular stop for whisky enthusiasts.  Apart from the rushing river and a distiller rolling oak barrels into a filling house, The Glenturret, which closed to visitors during the Covid-19 lockdown, is eerily quiet. Travel restrictions that came with the pandem…

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