The Balvenie

Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The Balvenie distillery, located in Dufftown, is in the Speyside whisky region and was founded by William Grant in 1889. The distillery practices traditional whisky making processes which it has passed down through the centuries, and which it has won a slew of awards for.

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About The Balvenie

Balvenie maintains the Five Rare Crafts – using home grown barley, having a traditional malting floor, using copper stills in a ‘Balvenie Ball’ shape, having an on-site cooperage and a Malt Master, David Stewart MBE, the longest serving Malt Master in the industry.

It has created the Maker Project partnership which promotes the processes of making and crafting across various career categories, including a performance with musician Michael Kiwanuka.
Balvenie’s Malt Master, David Stewart, received an MBE in July 2016 from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the Scotch Whisky Industry.
The only distillery on Scotland that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor malting and has a coppersmith and a team of coopers on-site.


William Grant, who had previously worked at the Mortlach distillery for 20 years bought a patch of land near Balvenie Castle. It was here that he drew up plans for his distillery and laid the foundation stone for the building in 1886. Grant remained active in the company until his death in 1923 at the age of 83. The first official bottling of the Balvenie single malt was released in 1971.

Taste Profile

Balvenie is known for flavours of...

Rich Honey
Wisps of Smoke