The Macallan, one of the world’s most sought-after single malt brand, proudly announces its creative association with renowned Michelin star Chef Vineet Bhatia, through a 12-course tasting and pairing menu. The evening hosted by Chef Vineet and Jodie Marriott – Brand Education Manager at The Macallan, witnessed guests partaking in exquisite offerings from the bespoke menu exclusively curated for this event; bringing together the symphonic mélange of Indian spices with the subtle yet distinct flavour profile of The Macallan.

Recognized for its unmatched quality and incomparable character, each of the exceptional single malts by The Macallan are a reflection of the brand’s unrivaled craftsmanship and commitment to the mastery of wood and spirit since 1824. From the signature ranges available globally, to special limited release whiskies, every bottle of The Macallan comes with a rich story to tell.

Celebrated Chef Vineet Bhatia’s tasting menu journeys through the highlands of Scotland, harmoniously uniting two worlds onto one plate. Through the beautiful marriage of classic The Macallan style and the unmistakable sweetness of American oak and European oak casks, paired impeccably well with the decadence of Indian spices and aromas. Chef Vineet aptly embodies the essence of “Crafted Without Compromise” which lies at the heart of what The Macallan stands for.

Through his exclusive menu he explores the versatility of The Macallan Double Cask Range by incorporating them into classic Indian desserts like The Macallan Rabdi, The Macallan Jalebi, and refreshingly innovative – The Macallan Ginger Granita with Pomegranate Jelly. This collaboration and the menu that is born out of it, is the perfect metaphor for the journey The Macallan has had and is a testament to the brand’s ethos.

Chef Vineet Bhatia, one of the first Indian chefs to have been awarded the Michelin Star reflects on his association with The Macallan, as he says, “Coming back to India and curating this menu for The Macallan was truly an introspective experience and made me reflect on my own experience as a chef. From learning how to experiment with local Indian spices to now owning 8 restaurants worldwide, this collaboration is even more special as it takes place at Ziya, where I started my career. It truly is a full circle moment for me! It’s delightful to associate myself with a brand with a history like The Macallan which focuses on fine flavour, and their mastery & dedication to perfection is truly unparalleled. Bringing The Macallan and its unmatched perfection to India through my menu is a testament to the global identity of Indian food and this collaboration is the perfect union of Scottish and Indian aesthetic influences.”

Against the backdrop of Ziya at The Oberoi, this creative association truly reflected the epitome of “East meets West”. The Scottish heritage of The Macallan was further elevated by Chef Vineet Bhatia’s flair. Jodie Marriott, Brand Education Manager at The Macallan shares, “Chef Vineet Bhatia is the epitome of Indian sensibilities & global versatility, and brings with him his signature flair and immense talent that perfectly complements the essence of The Macallan. Chef Vineet shares The Macallan’s values of creativity, craftsmanship and dedication to continuous pursuit of perfection. It is an honour to be collaborating with him to bring the best of two worlds to life in Mumbai.”