The Most Murderous Cat EVER
Glenturret Distillery claims to be the oldest distillery in Scotland, but that fact may not be their ultimate claim to fame … at least from my perspective.
Towser, a long-haired tortoiseshell female, the resident feline pest control expert at Glenturret from 1963 till 1987  was an officially recognised record breaker. Her record breaking victim count was estimated as 28,899 mice, which were laid out on the Still House floor each morning to be inspected by the stillman. The auditors for the Guinness book of records observed Towser’s prowess over a number of days and her total kill count was estimated statistically. She was commemorated by a bronze statue at the visitor’s centre at Glenturret and her story was featured on Blue Peter. Her paw prints also decorate the label on a bottle of Fairlie’s light Highland Liqueur.  Her successors are Dylan and Brooke  who were chosen for their friendliness and photogenic looks rather than for their mousing skills.