Press Release


Crieff, December 10th 2021

Continuing a long tradition of support for culture and events in Crieff and the surrounding areas, The Glenturret Distillery has agreed a 3-year sponsorship deal which will help Strathearn Arts attract some of the best musicians, bands and performers to the area. Beginning in 2022, it is expected that the deal will support up to 4 concerts each year to be held at Strathearn Arts or other appropriate venues in the area.


The Glenturret’s commitment to traditional methods, skilled craftsmanship and a strong sense of place combines to create modern and elegant whiskies. These values will carry through into this new partnership with a programme rooted in traditional music and showcasing high quality musicianship to bring exciting and engaging gigs for today’s audiences.


According to John Laurie, Managing Director at The Glenturret, “As Scotland’s Oldest Distillery, we feel a keen sense of responsibility to preserve the ancient traditions of Scotch whisky-making while ensuring that our whiskies remain relevant and appeal to continually changing tastes. So, we are delighted to be working with Strathearn Arts on this project and look forward to bringing some top-quality Scottish music, to The Glenturret’s hometown.” 


“Not only will these concerts bring huge benefits to local people by giving them the chance to see some really exciting and well-known acts right on our doorstep, they will also give visitors yet another reason to come and enjoy all Strathearn has to offer before or after the gigs” explained Phil Mestecky, Director of Strathearn Arts. “This support from The Glenturret gives us the confidence to pitch for the highest possible level of performers which, in turn will put us firmly on the map of Scottish touring venues for the future”.

For further information contact:


Strathearn Arts: Phil Mestecky, Director             The Glenturret: Colin Hart, Operations Manager
07703 766465 / email                                         07877 977713 / email


About Strathearn Arts

Strathearn Arts is a registered charity established in 2013 by a small group of local enthusiasts with the goal to develop a hub for the local arts and cultural community. Since then it has established itself as an important and much-loved venue for the arts with music, art classes and exhibitions, theatre and comedy featuring prominently on its annual programme. The charity aims to provide consistently high-quality artistic experiences which enrich people’s lives, bring the community together and put Strathearn on the cultural map of Scotland. 


About The Glenturret

Founded in 1775, The Glenturret single malt whisky distillery is Scotland’s oldest working distillery, using a largely hand operated process to craft single malt Scotch whisky in the super premium segment. Located in Perthshire in the Highlands of Scotland, within easy reach of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the distillery is also home to a first-class visitor centre with an integrated shop, café and, following a recent extensive refurbishment, a luxury restaurant, The Lalique.               

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