Our Brand Story

The Balvenie is a unique range of single malts created by David Stewart, The Balvenie Malt Master and longest-serving Malt Master in the industry. Each expression has a very individual taste, but all are rich, luxuriously smooth and underpinned by the distinctively honeyed character of The Balvenie.

 

Produced in Speyside in the Scottish Highlands, the exceptional quality of The Balvenie Single Malt is due to the fact that The Balvenie Distillery retains and nurtures a high level of craftsmanship that other malt whisky producers no longer employ; nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, still malts in its own traditional floor maltings, still employs coopers to tend all the casks and a coppersmith to maintain the stills.

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Our Five Rare Crafts

Every single malt in The Balvenie range is made using five rare crafts; ensuring each has its own complex character, whilst all share a distinctive honeyed taste.

OUR OWN BARLEY

We still grow barley for our maltings on Balvenie Mains farm which adjoins the distillery.

OUR OWN FLOOR MALTINGS

Malting barley ourselves in the traditional way adds further complexity to The Balvenie’s distinctive taste.

OUR OWN COPPERSMITH

Our own coppersmith carefully maintains the copper stills that are so important in defining the sweet, honeyed character of The Balvenie.

OUR OWN COOPERS

Casks provide so much of The Balvenie’s flavour that we only entrust their preparation and maintenance to our own highly skilled coopers.

OUR MALT MASTER

Our expert Malt Master has crafted a range of individually complex single malts that all share a distinctive honeyed character.

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