The Balvenie is a Speyside single malt Scotch whisky that is produced by William Grant & Sons. The production takes place at the distillery Balvenie in Dufftown, Scotland.
Balvenie is one of the few distilleries that still malt their own barley. They have their own malting floors where they malt their barley.
Its a large distillery with nine, fat, short-necked stills producing a new make spirit with a noticeable unique character.
Next to the Balvenie distillery is the famous Glenfiddich distillery and in the center the famous Glenfiddich barn with inside the Glenfiddich bar. Also produced in the distilleries is the single malt whisky named Kininvi. Put these beautiful whiskies together and you will have the legendary blend called Monkey Shoulder.
The Balvenie was one of the first distilleries to introduce a ‘finished’ single malt with the launch in 1993 of Double Wood, which was first aged in ex-Bourbon casks before being given a short period of secondary maturation (aka finishing) in ex-Sherry.
This utilisation of different wood types runs through the Balvenie range with a new 17-year-old Double Wood recently joining Caribbean Cask (ex-rum) 14 year old, and the 21-year-old Port Wood as part of the core range. As well as single barrel releases and older age variants up to 50 years in the range, a cult small batch, Tun 1401, has also recently appeared, followed by Tun 1509 and Tun 1858.
New by the Balvenie is the Story telling range. Read more about this below.