Teetotal Gerard Butler honoured by oldest whisky distillery


From The Courier.co.uk

Hollywood star Gerard Butler is putting the “dram” in drama after being honoured by Scotland’s oldest working whisky distillery.

The London Has Fallen actor, who is teetotal, is getting a cask named after him at the Famous Grouse Experience in Crieff.

Paisley-born Butler, 46, is the fourth celebrity to be honoured as part of the ‘Bottle Your Own’ campaign, following in the footsteps of Ewan McGregor, Andy Murray and the Earl and Countess of Strathearn, otherwise known as Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Butler’s single cask was hand-picked by master blender Kirsten Campbell. Limited edition bottles are now available at the distillery shop and online.

Butler, whose latest film Gods of Egypt is in cinemas now, is a regular visitor to Perthshire. His mother Margaret and stepfather Alex live in the village of Comrie.

General manager Stuart Cassels said: “Gerard Butler may be a teetotaller, but he has a great appreciation for his home country. As such he will take his place in distillery history, alongside the other Bottle Your Own celebrities.”

A donation of £2 from every bottle sold will be given to a good cause, Mr Cassels said.

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