THE FAMOUS GROUSE EXPERIENCE

90th Birthday at The Famous Grouse Experience

Glenturret Distillery

We were 16 guests to celebrate at Scotland’s oldest working
distillery. Winner of numerous tourist awards, it is located just
outside the town of Crieff in Perthshire alongside the river Earn.
Here they produce the Famous Grouse whiskies as well as the
Glenturret Highland range and single malt.

We had a memorable visit even though we did not take the tour this time but remained in the cosy restaurant above the shop. If however, you are at the distillery for the first time, the tour is a very
worthwhile experience and very professionally done.

The catering is a successful collaboration between the Glenturret Distillery and the award winning event team Wild Thyme.

Service and food was excellent, and since we were not restricted to a set menu, managing to get our different choices out in good time was an achievement in itself.

 

IMG_8349Tear and share homemade bread – absolutely delicious!

 

IMG_8359Beetroot cured Shetland salmon with Glenturret whisky cucumber and herb salad and wasabi mayonnaise.

 

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Caramelized red onion humus, crispy goats cheese, tomato crisp bread with balsamic vinegar – served on slate.

Spring pea and mint soup with Hugh Grierson’s ham hough was
just marvellous and enjoyed by all who ordered it.

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Chicken liver parfait, apple salad and Cumberland sauce served with a brioche bun.

 

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If like me you are a fan of Ginger Beer – this is terrific!

 

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My main course:

New season’s lamb with creamed potatoes, spring minted peas, little gem and baby onions, served with a piquant jus – just delicious!

Prices at the Glenturret are very reasonable for this quality of food. The atmosphere is both relaxing and cosy. We had a wonderful day out and couldn’t fault our experience – thanks to all there for making it so memorable !

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Aurora at the entrance to Glenturret Distillery and the iconic Grouse.
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