Scottish actor Gerard Butler is about to be in a different sort of spotlight – as the famous name to adorn the next Bottle Your Own cask at Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest whisky distillery.
An exclusive cask of limited edition bottles named after the actor will be available at Glenturret’s Distillery shop, part of Crieff-based The Famous Grouse Experience. The news follows an online poll to identify individuals worthy of the honour, and who have close ties to the area, in which members of the public backed Gerard as a Scot who is “famous for a reason”.
The Bottle Your Own series is hand-picked as an exceptional cask from the Glenturret Distillery by The Famous Grouse Master Blender Kirsteen Campbell. These are extremely collectable and the bottles from these casks are only available from the Glenturret Distillery shop and online on both the UK and global sites.
Gerard follows in the steps of an illustrious line of Bottle Your Own ‘celebrities’ who have ties to the Perthshire area including fellow actor Ewan McGregor, tennis ace Andy Murray and The Earl and Countess of Strathearn. Gerard has close links to Crieff; his mum Margaret and stepdad Alex live in the nearby Perthshire village of Comrie and the Hollywood star is a regular visitor to the area.
The Hollywood-based actor, who was born in Paisley, has said of visiting his mum:
“I sit in the garden, I look up at the mountain ranges and I am just taken aback constantly by how beautiful it is there, and what a great land I come from. I love the humour there and I love the warmth. I just really connect when I get back.”
Stuart Cassells, General Manager at The Famous Grouse Experience, said:
“The Butler did it! Our Bottle Your Own experience has proven to be immensely popular and we’re excited to be continuing the Perthshire connection with Gerard Butler. He may be a teetotaller but he has a great appreciation for his home country. As such he will take his place in Distillery history alongside the other Bottle Your Own ‘celebrities’. Continuing our Bottle Your Own charity efforts, £2 from every bottle sold from the Gerard Butler cask will be donated to a good cause.”
For further information on The Famous Grouse Experience and to book your tour, visit www.thefamousgrouseexperience.com