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Just a few weeks after excavation began on the castle, a rock was discovered carved with the name of a famous Scottish distillery, ‘Glenturret’. Like the naked team, the distillery’s General Manager was puzzled by the finding and so scholars from various countries began to investigate the possible origins of the stone.
An author, historian, China expert and professor at the University of Bristol, Robert Bickers, uncovered a newspaper story from 1929 confirming that Dr. Main named his property in Moganshan ‘Glenturret’. Further investigation by staff at Glenturret revealed that Dr. Main worked for a time at a shipyard in Glasgow, supporting University of Edinburgh lecturer in Chinese Studies Dr. Mark McLeister’s separate hypothesis that there may be a link between his work at the shipyard and a Glasgow steamship called Glenturret. With no definitive answer, the origins of the Glenturret stone, now on proud display in naked Castle, remain a mystery.
Learn more about the story of the Glenturret Whisky and Cigar Bar at the naked Castle History Museum.
“My favourite brand of whisky is Glenturret. The flavour is not sweet nor smokey; it is an acquired taste, but I love it.”
- Grant Horsfield, naked Founder
Steeped in 240 years of history, Glenturret Distillery is the oldest working distillery and the only traditionally hand-mashed whisky distillery in Scotland. Now, the distillery welcomes an average of 80,000 visitors per year.
Learn more about the Glenturret Bar at the naked Castle History Museum.