|Location :||Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire, Gramp Region.|
|Region :||Highland Speyside|
|Type :||Single Malt.|
|Distillery :||William Grant & Sons Ltd. / The Balvenie Distillery.
Not open to visitors.
|Founded :||Est./ built in 1892|
|Water :||Robbie Dubh and Fiddich Burn. (Same as Glenfiddich.)|
|Remark :||The Balvenie distillery has been owned and managed by an independent family company for five generations|
This has ensured that the Balvenie distillery is still dedicated to the traditions, care and craftsmanship of malt whisky making.
Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, that still malts in its own traditional floor maltings, that still coopers to tend the barrels, and coppersmiths to tend the stills.
The Balvenie range of single malt whiskies is unique.
Three single malt whiskies of different age and different character. Each Balvenie single malt reflects in its individuality, different aspects of the tradition, skill and care that are the hallmarks of the Balvenie Distillery.
A distillery firmly rooted in its past but forever seeking to refine the art of making malt whisky.
From the book 'The Scottish Collection' Classic Malts by Carol P. Shaw :
Founder's Reserve : \L\10 years old) has a rich colour, bouquet and flavour with a smooth, clean, dry finish. Doublewood : \L\12 years old) is full-bodied, yet smooth and mellow, and Single Barrel, a harder-to-obtain 15 years old, is a single cask bottling. Taste Rating 3-4
Built in 1892 near the ruins of fourteenth-century Balvenie Castle by the Grants of Glenfiddich (and next to the Glenfiddich distillery), Balvenie Distillery has now been owned by an independent family company for five generations. Balvenie Distillery still grows its own barley, malts in its own traditional floor maltings, employs coopers to tend the barrels and coppersmiths to tend the stills. The Balvenie is most unusual in producing a range of three malt whiskies of different age and caracter.
Balvenie is one of the last stills using floormalting.
Only a small part of floormalted malt are used in Balvenie - aprox 30%.
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|Age :||10 years old.|
|Vol :||43%||Price :||Danish kr. 70cl. : 385,- in Skjold Burne (Tidligere Amager Vincenter)
Danish kr. 100cl. : 199,- taxfree in Whisky World - Copenhagen Airport
|Age :||12 years old.|
|Vol :||43%||Price :||(in Danish kr. 70cl. : ?,-)
Danish kr. 100cl. : 229,- taxfree in Whisky World - Copenhagen Airport
|Age :||21 years old.|
|Vol :||40%||Price :||? Can't remember - found in Bergen Airport Norway.|
|Age :||15 years old.|
|Vol :||50,4%||Price :||Danish kr. 70cl. : ca. 585,- i Skjold Burne (Tidligere Amager Vincenter).
Danish kr. 100cl. : 240,- taxfree in Whisky World - Copenhagen Airport
|Test result:||Founder's Reserve|
|Total Score :||7/8|
|Package/Info||08||08||08||Pipe, with ok info and an extra folder with info.|
|Bottle||08||07||07||07,33||Buttet med klukhals.|
|Label||06||06||06||Okay - But not fancy !|
|Top seal||08||08||08||Wood with cork.||Ægte råt træ med kork.|
|Color||09||08||08||08,33||Fox red.||Røve rød.|
|Smell||08||08||08||Soft !||- Sprit. Blød|
|Taste||08||07||07||07,33||A bit sweet, a CP whisky :)||Honning sød.|
|Aftertaste||05||05||07||05,66||Missing something, a bit weak.||Mangler et eller andet.|
|LINKS..........||to official Balvenie or related web pages.|
|The official Balvenie website.|
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