The Balvenie

The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky

About The Balvenie

William Grant
Year Founded:
Distillery Location:
Dufftown, Scotland (Speyside)
Visitor Center:

There is a visitor center at the distillery.

Master Distiller / Blender:
David Stewart, Master Distiller
Types of Spirits Made:

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

Discussion (6)

  • oscarswanson posted 11 months ago

    Note on 3/14/15....The new 15 year is now a sherry cask not the Bourbon which has been discontinued. The old one is pictured above.
    If you like the old one, I would suggest you find a couple now while you can still find them.

  • Michael posted 3 years ago

    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!

  • Richard posted 3 years ago

    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.

  • overkill posted 3 years ago


  • Wayne posted 4 years ago

    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.

  • Mike posted 4 years ago

    My favorite.

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