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Balvenie Distillery

Dufftown, Moray, AB55 4BB, Scotland
Tel: +44 1340 820 000


Articles (6)

Collector's corner
Distillery representative for whisky Magazine John M Rose presents another selection of collectible whisky

December 2003, Issue 36, page 46

MADEIRA RELEASE
David Stewart, The Balvenie malt master, has released a new limited edition from The Balvenie Distillery, a 17 Years Old single malt finished in Madeira casks. Matured in traditional oak and finished...

July 2009, Issue 81, page 7

Not backing down
Gavin D. Smith visits the Grant family's new kid on the block.

September 2010, Issue 90, page 46

The biggest and the best (Glenfiddich)
Home of the biggest malt whisky distillery in Scotland and the world's best-selling single malt, Glenfiddich Distillery has consistently produced whisky that consumers can't get enough of. David Stirk...

June 2001, Issue 16, page 28

The dynamics of dynasty
Our writers look at several businesses across the globe find out if family owned is the secret? Does being family run mean slicker and more innovative, more adaptable; or does it put pressure on futur...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 12

The Quiet Man
Gavin D. Smith meets the man celebrating 50 years in the industry

October 2012, Issue 107, page 40

Whiskies (34)
Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.20%
9 ?Absolutely triumphant – A bee keepers delight.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 10 Years Old, Founder's Reserve
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 The most honeyish of Speyside malts?

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 12 Years Old, Double Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
9 Yet richer, and fruitier.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 12 Years Old, Double Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Delicious.

The Balvenie 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
8 A very interesting whisky, but the distillery character is better served with a dash of sherry.

The Balvenie 15 Years Old Single Barrel
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.40%
8 Certainly robust. Perhaps a little harsh?

The Balvenie 17 Years Old Peated
Single Malt - Scotland - 41.90%
8 A well balanced and rich whisky. Perfect after dinner dram with a piece of dark chocolate.

The Balvenie 17 Years Old Rum Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Poised and balanced.

The Balvenie 17 Years Old Sherry Oak
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Good but the oak has leaned a little too heavily on the expressiveness of the whisky.

The Balvenie 17 Years Old, New Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Attractive in the glass, with a pleasant nose, rich in dessert notes, but is let down by a slight astringency in the palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 1968
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.80%
8 Tasting from the cask resulted in slightly different descriptors whereas these notes were based on a sample sent to Whisky Magazine.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Balvenie 1970 Vintage Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 44.60%
9 Extraordinarily distinctive. All the characteristics I expect in Balvenie, but I have never experienced them in such a concentrated intensity.

World Whiskies Awards 2007 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Balvenie 1972 Vintage Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 49.40%
9 The ultimate dessert dram. Beautifully composed.

World Whiskies Awards 2007 - World's Best New Release - Winner Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Balvenie 1972 Vintage Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.30%
8 This oozes class and, for me, is streets ahead of everything else in this group.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie 21 Years Old PortWood
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.60%
9 The full, honeyed, richness of the malt combines beautifully with what seems to be a generous kiss of port.

The Balvenie 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.90%
8 A very sophisticated malt. Beautifully combined flavours.

The Balvenie 25 Years Old, Single Barrel
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.90%
8 Seemed a little lighter all round than I remember.

The Balvenie 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.30%
8 This expression wears its years well.

The Balvenie Double Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
A class act and a finish which works.

The Balvenie Doublewood 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Some intriguing spice and fruit here, with a backbone of oak.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Golden Cask
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.50%
8 Balanced, integrated and complex.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Islay Cask, 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Reminiscent of the days when Speysiders were peatier.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Madeira Cask 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
8 Rich and complex. Superbly balanced and elegant. To enjoy with Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

The Balvenie PortWood 1989
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 Not the depth of the PortWood 21 Years Old, but thoroughly enjoyable.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Balvenie PortWood 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Bring on the petits-fours.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Balvenie PortWood 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 This expression beautifully highlights the qualities of The Balvenie as a whisky that is full of rich flavours yet gentler and less robust than, for example, Glenfarclas or The Macallan.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Roasted malt Aged 14 Years
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.10%
8 Give this time and you'll find a delicious dram.

The Balvenie Rum Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.10%
7 A disappointment after the class of the 1972.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Balvenie Rumwood 14 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 47.10%
8 A rich whisky which has taken some exotic and sensuous notes from the rum. Stiffens up on the finish.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Balvenie Signature
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
8 Best neat and further proof of Balvenie's premier league status.

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 An oaky character. Aromatic but a bit dour, especially on the palate.

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Wood speaks up. In an elegant way though.

The Balvenie Tun 401 Batch Two
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.60%
8 A drop of water really brings this whisky together.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Balvenie Vintage Cask 1967
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
9 A beautifully balanced classic Speyside whisky.

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