Andy Murray and the Famous Grouse cask

Tennis star Andy Murray is the latest famous Perthshire person to have his name on a Famous Grouse single cask.

The Famous Grouse 'Bottle Your Own' single cask series comprises hand-picked casks, chosen by Famous Grouse master blender, Gordon Motion.

The first two exclusive casks have sold out. The bottles from these casks are only available from the distillery shop and online on both the UK and global sites. £2 from every bottle sold from the Andy Murray Cask will be donated to charity.

The first two were: the limited edition Earl and Countess of Strathearn cask, bottled first by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge on their visit to the Glenturret distillery in 2014 followed by  Ewan McGregor, the film star and local lad. 

Stuart Cassells, general manager at The Famous Grouse Experience at the distillery said: “Andy Murray and his family are from just down the road in Dunblane, his hotel Cromlix is about 20 minutes away, and he’s a regular visitor to the area because of his family and business connections. We hope the next time he’s home in Dunblane he can pop through to try the whisky for himself. He would be most warmly welcomed."

The company says Glenturret’s most recent bottlings have been popular with whisky fanatics across the globe. The special release Commonwealth Games 26 Year Old was named in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2015 and recently sold out. The Brock Malloy limited edition release earlier this year only has a handful of bottles left.