The Glenturret Aged 50 Years

The Glenturret

Client: The Glenturret

Additional credits: The Edinburgh Film Company, Method Studio, and Engine7

The Glenturret, Scotland’s Oldest Working Distillery, is proud to have released a spectacular 50 Years Old whisky, for the first time ever. This video shows the creation of the unique artwork that was offered with the first decanter devised in collaboration with Method Studio who commissioned Scottish artist Matthew Draper for the project. Edinburgh based Draper works with his hands and his heart, responding emotionally to the landscape; instinctively communicating the interplay between light, water, and land. On this occasion, the artwork titled ‘Loch Turret’ depicts the ancient freshwater Loch Turret that provides The Glenturret Distillery with the water that will become its whisky. This beautiful, one-off collector’s item has been created from pigments and inks that have been harvested by charring and burning the 50 Years Old cask staves - a variation on an ancient ink-making technique based on tannic reaction that is a nod to the values of provenance, prowess, and passion, which The Glenturret places at the heart of its whisky making.

The historic new 50 Years Old expression has been produced in an edition of just 150. Housed in a striking, black crystal decanter produced by luxury French crystal house, Lalique, the exterior, black crystal – the rarest and most expensive crystal as it is the most difficult to produce, mirroring the craftsmanship and skill that went into producing such an extraordinary whisky. Designed by Marc Larminaux, Artistic and Creative Director at Lalique, barley is the inspiration for the decanter.