The Balvenie Distillery lies at the very heart of Scotch whisky country in Speyside, in the Scottish Highlands. The 1890's were boom years for the Scotch whisky industry and in early 1892 work began to convert an eighteenth century mansion, Balvenie New House, into a distillery. The basement was to become a bonded store for maturing whisky, the first storey a malt floor, whilst the upper two floors were to be used as grain lofts. The building took fifteen months to complete and on 1st May 1893, the first distillation took place at The Balvenie Distillery.
But little else has altered over the years and The Balvenie Distillery is still firmly rooted in its past. Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, still malts in its own traditional floor maltings and still employs coopers to tend the casks and a coppersmith to maintain the stills. Successive generations of skill on the malting floor, in the tun room and the still house, in the cooperage and the warehouses have preserved the consistency and remarkably high quality of The Balvenie down the years.
Today The Balvenie Distillery produces a range of The Balvenie Single Malts, which includes The Balvenie Founder's Reserve 10 Year Old, The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old, The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old, The Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Old and The Balvenie Single Barrel 25 Year Old. A rare, limited edition Vintage Cask, which is over 30 years old, is also bottled each year.