The Glenturret becomes the world’s first distillery to win a Michelin Star

The Glenturret becomes the world’s first distillery to win a Michelin Star

The announcement comes just seven months after The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant opened its doors

News | 16 Feb 2022

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The world’s first in-distillery fine-dining concept, The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, has been awarded its first Michelin star. The announcement comes just seven months after the restaurant opened its doors in July 2021.

The Glenturret, which is owned by French crystal maker, Lalique, is now the first distillery to ever have received a Michelin Star.
The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant

Lalique have a history of supporting exceptional fine dining establishments: their portfolio also includes two Michelin-starred Villa René Lalique in Alsace, and one Michelin-starred Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey in the Bordeaux region of France.
Executive chef Mark Donald

The restaurant is headed by Scottish-born chef Mark Donald. Before joining The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, Donald held another Michelin Star at Number One at The Balmoral in Edinburgh.

Donald champions exceptional, often foraged, Scottish produce: dishes on his £125 tasting menu include Tattie scone, winter truffle, Baerii platinum caviar; Sika deer, hay smoked celeriac, sour quince; and Maracaibo millefeuille, green coffee and Glenturret Triple Wood.
Mutton, Morels, Grilled Leek

The executive sommelier at The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant, Julien Beltzung, has curated an extensive international wine list to complement Mark’s menus, comprising over 400 bins, with bottles starting at £39.
Tattie Scone, Yolk Jam, Iberico Secreto Caviar

Located in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland, The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant is also home to The Bar, which holds a collection of fine whiskies from within and outside of the archive of Scotland's oldest working distillery, The Glenturret. A destination in its own right, The Bar’s 250 whiskies include coveted rarities such as The Glenturret 35 Year Old 1977 and a Port Ellen 18 Year Old 1979 Silent Stills Signatory.
Champagne being poured at the restaurant

Speaking about the Michelin achievement, chef Mark Donald said: “I am so proud that Michelin have acknowledged the hard work, creativity and dedication from my team – and everyone at The Glenturret. Our Scottish heritage and surroundings are vital to the heart and soul of the restaurant.”
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