Balvenie

Balvenie-distillery


  • Founded: 1892
  • Status: Operational
  • Region: Speyside, Scotland – Dufftown,Keith, Banffshire AB55 4DH +44(0)1340 820373
  • Online: https://www.thebalvenie.com/

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Image courtesy of Master of Malt

History In early 1892 work began to convert an 18th-century mansion (Balvenie New House) into a distillery. The building took fifteen months to complete, and on 1 May 1893, the first distillation took place at the Balvenie Distillery.


The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

Official Bottling
  • balvenie-doublewood-12-year-old-whisky Balvenie 12 Years Old Doublewood (2014) - The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Years Old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Balvenie Distillery Bottling: William Grant & Sons ABV: 40% Cost: £37.96 What they say: The Balvenie DoubleWood is […]
  • balvenie-doublewood-12-year-old-whisky Balvenie 12 Years Old Doublewood (2018) - The perennial classic Balvenie 12 Doublewood, the perfect introductory dram and still great today. 84/100
  • Balvenie 12 Signature Balvenie 12 Years Old Signature Batch 3 (2013) - The Balvenie 12 Years Old Signature Batch 3 The Balvenie Distillery – William Grant & Sons 40% ABV £33.61 from Master of Malt Score 69/100 What they say: A classic marriage of […]
  • The Balvenie Single Barrel 12 Balvenie 12 Years Old Single Barrel First Fill (2014) - The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill 12 Years Old 47.8% ABV, £44.14 What they say: The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill has been aged in a first fill, ex-bourbon cask for at […]
  • Balvenie Triple Cask 12 Balvenie 12 Years Old Triple Cask (2014) - The Balvenie 12 Years Old Triple Cask (Travel Retail Exclusive) 40% ABV, £49.99 for 1L Score:  78/100 What they say: The three expressions in The Balvenie Triple Cask series have been matured […]
  • Balvenie 14 Years Old 2002 Peat Week (2017) - A rather closed nose opens slowly to reveal a monotone and dry whisky, hints of ripe bananas and honey elude to Balvenie's sweet spirit character but mostly this tastes of peat but not particularly phenolic, a little nutty perhaps, there is clearly quality here but this experiment is not for me. 80/100
  • balvenie-peat-week-aged-14-year-old-2003-vintage-whisky Balvenie 14 Years Old 2003 Peat Week (2018) - Balvenie Peat Week 14 Years Old 2003 whisky review: A superbly smokey and sweet Balvenie with a great malty backbone to support it. 86/100
  • The Balvenie CC14 Balvenie 14 Years Old Caribbean Cask (2014) - The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Years Old 43% ABV, £44.83 for 70cl Score: 71/100 What they say: Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then […]
  • Balvenie 14 Years Old Cuban Selection (2014) - The Balvenie 14 Years Old Cuban Selection 43% ABV, €30 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: The Balvenie Cuban Selection; finished in Cuban rum casks, aged 14 years. Specially selected Balvenie […]
  • Balvenie 15 Years Old Craftsmens Reserve 1 (2014) - The Balvenie 15 Years Old Craftsmens Reserve 1 59.4% ABV, £65 315 Bottles Score: 94/100 What they say: This was the first whisky in a planned reserve range from The Balvenie celebrating […]
  • Balvenie 15 Years Old Single Barrel (2014) - The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Years Old 47.8% ABV, £67.48 Score: 83/100 What they say: The Balvenie Single Barrel is a 15 year old single malt which is drawn from a single […]
  • The Balvenie Doublewood17 Balvenie 17 Years Old Doublewood (2014) - The Balvenie Doublewood 17 Years Old Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: The Balvenie Distillery Bottling: William Grant & Sons ABV: 43% Cost: £89.95 What they say: To craft DoubleWood 17 […]
  • balvenie-17-year-old-doublewood-whisky Balvenie 17 Years Old Doublewood (2018) - More refined and deeper Doublewood experience from The Balvenie. 86/100
  • Balvenie 17 Years Old Peated Cask (2013) - The Balvenie 17 Years Old Peated Cask 48.7% ABV, £60 for 70cl. Score 85/100 What they say: The Balvenie distillery remains totally dedicated to the traditions, care and craftsmanship of malt whisky […]
  • Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 (2014) - The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 Category: Speyside single malt scotch whisky Origin: Balvenie Distillery ABV: 50.2% Cost: £150 What they say: To craft The Balvenie Tun 1401, Malt Master David Stewart […]
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