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Next Auction starts Friday 31 March. Bottle Deadline: Monday 20 March.


  • Pronunciation: bal-VEN-ee
  • Meaning: - Named after Balvenie Castle which is located near to.
  • Founded: 1892
  • Region: Speyside
  • Status: Operational
  • Owner: William Grant & Sons
  • Production Capacity: 5,600,000 litres a year

Having found success with Glenfiddich distillery, William Grant bought Balvenie House and the land surrounding it. Over the following year and a half it was turned into a distillery just as successful as its predecessor. The house took its name from the nearby castle which was originally named Mortlach, which is interesting given that William Grant learned the distilling trade though working as a clerk at Mortlach and climbing the ranks through promotion.

Their current releases are the Double Wood 12 Year Old, Signature 12 Year Old, The 12 year old single barrel, Cuban Cask 14 Year Old (France) which may or may not be the same as the Caribbean Cask 14 Year Old (UK and USA), Single Barrel 15 Year Old and the delicious and light Port Wood 21 Year Old

Currently in travel retail there are three exclusives called the Triple cask. Available in 12 year old, 16 year old and 25 year old. Worth grabbing if you have a trip planned.

Notable less common releases are as follows the Golden Cask 14 Year Old, Islay Cask 17 Year Old, New Wood 17 Year Old , New Oak 17 Year Old, Sherry Wood 17 Year Old, Rum Cask 17 Year Old, Madeira Cask 17 Year Old, Peated Cask 17 Year Old, Port Wood 1989 vintage, Port Wood 1991 vintage and the Port Wood 1993 Vintage.