GLENTURRET Distillery has released a rare 29-year-old single cask malt that has been named after long-time cooper, Michael Jamieson, who served the Scotch whisky industry for 44 years.

The Glenturret Jamieson’s Jigger Edition, which is available to buy now, costing between from £295-£395, is a cask strength single malt whisky with hints of sweet vanilla and lavender infused honey. There are only 170 bottles of this special edition available.

Dedicated to the man whose whisky career as a skilled cooper has spanned over four decades, the whisky was filled on 20th November 1987 in a repaired cask that would have once passed through the iconic Clyde Cooperage in Addiewell, when cooper Jamieson was at the height of his career.

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Jamieson began his career at Clyde Cooperage aged 15 in 1971, following in the footsteps of his father who was also a cooper, and has retired, living living in the spiritual home of whisky in Speyside.

Jamieson said he was “absolutely delighted and honoured” to have been given this special dedication from Glenturret Distillery – Scotland’s oldest working distillery based in Crieff, Perthshire.

“I have fond memories of visiting Glenturret throughout my career and I have no doubt that the cask that this special whisky matured in would have once passed through the cooperage all those years ago. It’s a great industry to work in and I’ll definitely miss the banter but I’m looking forward to enjoying my retirement up in Speyside with a wee dram or two,” he added.