The distillery next door to Glenfiddich, in Dufftown.
Both distilleries are
owned by the same company, and always have been. Balvenie castle, designed by
the Adam brothers in the 18th century, became the principal building of the
Balvenie distillery when that was established in 1892. Balvenie is in fact
the old name for Dufftown itself and the town is surrounded by seven malt
distilleries. Balvenie still treat a little of their barley in their own
© Michael Jackson 1994, o.m.
Their own leaflet says ... owned and managed by an independant family company for five generations .. grows its own barley ... still malts in its own traditional floor maltings ... still has coopers to tend the barrels ... and coppersmiths to tend the stills. [jhb]
The distillery sells some of its malt as blending material under the name "Burnside" (originally describing a Campbeltown distillery)
10 yr, 80 proof
Not nearly as subtle as its older relative. Pleasant, but unexceptional. [lh]
Balvenie 10 yo
A good Speyside. Fine and fruity with vanilla flavour evident. Yet another personal favourite. [tr]
Search Dr. Do'g's index for the history of Balvenie
There just might be some news about Balvenie in The "Scotsman" newspaper