Glenturret, Scotland’s oldest working distillery, and Oyster Yachts, the renowned British luxury sailing yacht builder, have announced a partnership that brings together their shared heritage of craftsmanship and dedication to excellence.
This new partnership aims to create unique luxury experiences for Oyster owners around the world.
Central to this partnership is the introduction of The Glenturret 12 Years Old Oyster Yachts Edition, a special whisky that will be gifted to every new Oyster owner. Each bottle of this eye-catching signature Glenturret brand whisky will be presented to new owners by Oyster when they take delivery of their yacht and will be displayed on board.
Crafted by renowned whisky maker Bob Dalgarno, The Glenturret 12 Years Old has gained significant popularity since its launch in 2020 and now sits proudly at the heart of The Glenturret’s core range.
Carefully selected from fewer than 60 casks and crafted by hand, this elegant liquid is matured in American oak Hogshead casks that impart a dessert-like sweetness, while European oak layers the dried fruits and spices leading to a full, rich single malt.
Tasting notes of caramelised apples, creamy soft vanilla custard, and fruit pie with a cinnamon glaze, topped with a drizzle of caramel, make it a truly unique and delectable experience.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Oyster Yachts are known worldwide as award-winning bluewater, go-anywhere, adventure sailing yachts. Each boat is handcrafted in the UK and built to order, with sizes ranging from 50 to 90 feet.
This allows Oyster and the owners to work closely together to incorporate unique and personal features during the build period. CEO Ashley Highfield aptly compares the handcrafted nature of Oyster yachts to that of a handcrafted whisky, with each boat being designed, built, and finished with great care and attention.
The synergy between Oyster Yachts and The Glenturret is apparent and both brands are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.
John Laurie, Managing Director of The Glenturret, is “proud and humbled to be partnering with such a beautiful brand as Oyster Yachts,” and sees many synergies between both brands, while Ashley Highfield, CEO of Oyster Yachts, says that the partnership “works so well” because of the shared dedication to craftsmanship and attention to detail.
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.
In conclusion, the partnership between Glenturret and Oyster Yachts brings together two iconic brands, both steeped in rich heritage, craftsmanship, and passion.
Together, they offer a unique experience that celebrates the best of British luxury. The Glenturret 12 Years Old Oyster Yachts Edition and Oyster Yachts‘ handcrafted sailing yachts are a perfect match, and this partnership promises to deliver exceptional experiences that will be cherished by their owners for years to come.