The Balvenie

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The Balvenie Scotch Whisky Bottle

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About The Balvenie

Founder: William Grant
Year Founded: 1892
Distillery Location: Dufftown, Scotland (Speyside)

Visitor Center:

There is a visitor center at the distillery.

Master Distiller / Blender: David Stewart, Master Distiller

The Balvenie Essential Facts

  • The Balvenie is the only distillery in the Scottish Highlands to still floor malt its barley.
  • Master Distiller David Stewart has been making whisky at William Grant for 47 years.
  • If you’re visiting The Balvenie, also stop by its sister brand Glenfiddich. The two distilleries are right next to each other.

How you should drink The Balvenie

  • Straight
  • On the rocks
  • With a bit of water
  • With club soda
  • With ginger ale

Types of The Balvenie Available

  • The Balvenie DoubleWood, 12-Year-Old
  • The Balvenie Signature Cask 2, 12-Year-Old
  • The Balvenie Single Barrel, 15-Year-Old
  • The Balvenie PortWood, 21-Year-Old
  • The Balvenie 30-Year-Old
  • The Balvenie Rum Cask, Aged 17
  • The Balvenie Madeira Cask, 17-Year-Old
  • The Balvenie Vintage Cask 1978

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Comments

  1. My favorite.

  2. To my taste, Balvenie is the finest scotch available. Of course there are others I like very much, but when I drink Balvenie (especially the 15 yr.) it’s like coming home.

  3. overkill says

    Agree

  4. I had to put everything we own into storage back in 2006 due to a medical condition. Now, in july 2013 we went to move our things from storage to our new home. There waiting for me, all of this time, was a new bottle of Balvene packed carefully away in a drawer. I’d forgotten all about it.This is a day of celebration indeed. Very fine Scotch on a very fine day. There is nothing quite like it.

    • Truly lucky indeed! How was the Balvenie after another 7 years of age?

      I have tried, and liked, many different brands of scotch, but Balvenie Doublewood 12 year old is still my favorite!

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