The Glenturret, one of Scotland’s oldest working distilleries, and Oyster Yachts, the British luxury sailing yacht builder, recently partnered on a project to build on their combined heritage and craftsmanship to develop unique luxury experiences.
A joint statement from the two brands note that this partnership is meant to enrich the experience of Oyster Yacht owners globally.
This leads to The Glenturret 12 Years Old Oyster Yachts Edition, which will be given to each new Oyster Yacht owner.
The signature Glenturret brand bottle will be displayed in each new yacht, and the individual bottles will be hand presented to new owners by Oyster when delivery is taken of a new vessel.
The Glenturret 12 Years Old, crafted by Whisky Maker Bob Dalgarno, launched in 2020 and is at the center of The Glenturret’s Core Range. The whiskey is first selected from less than 60 casks, and aged in American oak Hogshead casks.
The distiller’s notes show that it has a dessert-like sweetness while the European oak layers brings out the dried fruits and spices. This leads to a full, rich single malt.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Oyster Yachts are handmade in the UK and are known as go-anywhere, adventure sailing yachts. The yachts have a starting price of around £1.3 million, and every boat is built to order.
The yachts range in size from 50 to 90 feet, and Oyster works with owners to enable unique and personal features to be incorporated during the build period.
“Like a hand-crafted whisky, as much care and attention goes into the design, build and finish of every single Oyster Yacht,” said CEO Ashley Highfield. “This is why the synergy between Oyster Yachts and The Glenturret works so well.”
John Laurie, managing director of The Glenturret, said, “We’re very proud and humbled to be partnering with such a beautiful brand as Oyster Yachts – just like our whisky, the yachts are all hand-made in Britain by craftsmen and women who are passionate about what they do, and are very good at it. We can see lots of synergies between both brands and are looking forward to growing our partnership in the coming years.”
Along with the whisky, Oyster Yacht owners will also have the opportunity to visit The Glenturret Distillery in Crieff, with behind-the-scenes access to the traditional dunnage warehouses and a dining experience at the Michelin-starred The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant.
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