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Balvenie Scotch Whisky Distillery

Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Banffshire AB55 4DH
Tel: +44 (0)1340 822210

Balvenie Distillery General Information
Current Owners click for detailsWilliam Grant & Sons Ltd.
Location Dufftown, Speyside
Water source Robbie Dubh.
Stills 4 x wash still and 5 x spirit still
Capacity per year 5,600,000 Litres
Status Active/Producing

Balvenie Distillery History
1892 Built alongside sister distillery Glenfiddich by W. Grant & Sons.
1957 Stills doubled from 2 to 4.
1965 Two more stills added.
1971 Another still added.
1993 Change of bottle design from unusual brandy carafe style to more traditional whisky style design.

Balvenie Distillery Comments
Still under same ownership of W. Grant & Sons Ltd, one of the few remaining independent, family firms.
One of only a few distilleries to still have its own working floor maltings.
Some of the barley used comes from the Grant family farm ‘Mains of Balvenie’.

Balvenie Distillery Bottlings
The Balvenie Founder's Reserve aged 10 years
The Balvenie Double Wood aged 12 years
click for detailsThe Balvenie Single Barrel aged 15 years
The Balvenie Port Wood aged 21 years
The Balvenie Vintage Cask Aged Over 30 Years

Balvenie Distillery Independent Bottlings

Balvenie Distillery Awards
Balvenie DoubleWood Gold Medal 1997 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver Medal 1998 Selections Mondiales (Montreal)
Silver Medal 2000 International Wine & Spirit Competition
The Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Old Gold Medal 1998 International Spirits Challenge
Silver Medal 2000 International Wine & Spirit Competition
The Balvenie Vintage Cask 1964 Gold Medal 2000 International Wine & Spirit Competition

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