Famous Grouse adds new member to the family

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The Famous Grouse has a new member in their family, but this is no new blended whisky. Instead the whisky maker have finally got themselves a new distillery cat – and he needs a name.

After a three month search, Scotland’s best-selling whisky has welcomed an adorable ginger kitten to take over the role of distillery cat at the Glenturret Distillery.

Cats have long played a part at Glenturret Distillery, where The Famous Grouse Experience opened its doors 10 years ago, with the newest recruit following in the footsteps of the likes of Brooke and Towser – who still holds the Guinness World Record for best mouser having caught 28,899 mice in her 24 years at the distillery.

The new kitten, donated to the distillery by a local farmer, will not need to worry about hunting mice, but will have the run of Glenturret an can concentrate on welcoming the 100,000-plus visitors each year who visit the Perthshire attraction.

The on thing missing for the cat is a name, however, and The Famous Grouse is offering a VIP tour of the distillery, complete with travel and accomodation, to the whisky fan who comes up with most appropriate moniker for their new feline friend.

Suggestions can be made via the website at blog.thefamousgrouse.com/index.php/2012/09/we-need-your-help-to-name-our-new-distillery-cat/.

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