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The Balvenie distillery is
owned by William Grant & Sons Ltd and is
one of the few remaining independent
distilleries in Scotland today. The
Balvenie Distillery is quite unique in
that it grows some of its own barley,
and still does its own floor maltings.
It also has its own cooper to maintain
the barrels in which its whisky is
The Balvenie Distillery was
founded in 1892 near the ruins of
Balvenie Castle. It is located right
next to its more famous sister
distillery Glenfiddich, which is also
owned by the Grant family. Both
distilleries share the same malt supply
and water source, but that is where the
similarities end as the Balvenie and
Glenfiddich whiskies are completely
different in character. Although the
Glenfiddich is more popular in terms of
sales, whisky lovers generally regard
The Balvenie as the stronger of the two
in terms of quality across the range.
If you have never had the chance to try
this creamy malt, the Balvenie Signature 12 year
old is a very good starting point.
Balvenie Tasting Notes
The Balvenie is a creamy malt
which is known for its signature
richness and honey notes.
It almost certainly one of the best
after dinner drams there is.
Excellent, pure delight.
Balvenie 10 Year
Old, Founder's Reserve.
Colour: Medium gold. Nose:
Rich, full with some fruitiness. Light
to medium sweetness and quite mellow,
with some smokiness. Full bodied. Palate: Smooth, medium-dry, with some malt and
a trace of honey and oak. The sherry
comes through to a slight degree. Finish: Maintains a medium, but rich,
aftertaste with the light sherry notes
Year Old Double Wood.
Amber. Nose: The
sherry comes through due to the second.
Full bodied. Palate: Mellow, rich and
smooth. An interesting complexity that
will make you pay attention to detail as
you taste this very unique malt. Finish: Warming. Long-lasting, with the
complexity still getting one's
attention. The sherry is evident, with a
most interesting fullness.
Balvenie 17 Year Old Finished in Islay Casks.
The Balvenie Islay Cask was transferred from the traditional oak whisky casks in which it had matured for at least 17 years, to casks which had previously held Islay Single Malt. The result is a characteristically well-matured Balvenie; its soft, sweet oak notes are beautifully balanced with a delicate hint of peat and its lingering finish is richly honeyed.
Balvenie 21 Year Old Port Wood Finnish.
and honeyed with great depth. Amber
colour. A welcomed addition to the
Balvenie line. It expresses the
distillery's signature richness and
honey notes. The extra aging provides
depth and dryness which dovetails nicely
with port notes, turning nutty and dry
on the finish. Very sophisticated.
Balvenie 25 Year Old Single Cask.
2001 it won a Gold Medal in the
International Spirits Challenge. Some
bourbon casks will continue to improve
well beyond 15 years, and The Balvenie
Malt Master selects some of these rare
casks for bottling as The Balvenie
Single Cask 25 Year Old. Like Single
Cask 15 Year Old, each bottle is unique
and hand-numbered, but the maximum
number of bottles taken from any one
cask is only 250. Nose: Sweet honeyed, oaky notes with a fragrant fruity bouquet.
Taste: In the mouth the initial dryness
immediately changes to a sweet honeyed
burst of flavour that has butterscotch
and toffee notes, rounded off with a
vanilla oakiness. A well matured single
malt, which has a long and lingering
Tasting Whisky Suggestions
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Whisky shops near
Balvenie offer you a huge choice
of single malts, here are just a few of
- 10 Year Old Founder's Reserve.
- 12 Year Old Double Wood.
- 10 Year Old Rum Wood Finish.
- 15 Year Old Single Cask.
- 17 Year Old Finished in Islay Casks.
- 21 Year Old Port Wood Finnish.
- 25 Year Old Single Cask
- 30 Year Old.
- 1991 Port Wood Finish.
- 1952 50 Year Old Cask 191.
- 1937 50 Year Old Limited Edition.
- 1966 32 Year Old Single Vintage Cask Bottling.
- 1968 32 Year Old Single Cask Bottling.
- 1970 31 Year Old Single Cask Bottling.
- 1971 34 Year Old Bottled 2005.
- 1972 31 Year Old Single Cask.
- 1973 31 Year Old Single Cask.
- Balvenie 6 Year Old Made Especially For Ladies.
Many more bottlings are available,
but we would recommend
for a good
selection including many rare Balvenie bottlings.
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