Balvenie

An intoxicating new pop-up on Park Avenue, the Balvenie Tasting Experience at the Waldorf Astoria New York opened on January 12 to the delight of those who seek out truly singular single malts...
As a year, 2016 has not been for the faint of heart. From nuclear testing by North Korea to losing legends like David Bowie and Prince to a presidential election cycle that, well, let’s just say we...
Little did British composer Frederic Austin realize in 1909, when he took an 18th-century Christmas poem and set it to music, that The Twelve Days of Christmas would become an enduring homage to a...
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… The Balvenie Tun 1509—Batch 3. Tun 1509, a huge wooden holding tank where aged single malts are allowed to “marry” for a few months before being...
Blessed be the bearded men in kilts who magically turned malted barley and water into liquid gold, for theirs is a wondrous alchemy that has enchanted grateful tipplers for time immemorial. The magic...
Renowned for its strictly conventional and uncompromising approach to Scotch whisky making, the Balvenie distillery now raises a glass to artisans in the United States that demonstrate the same...
Just inside the door of The Balvenie’s Warehouse 24, which was once the basement of the house that distillery founder William Grant built in 1892, sits Tun 1509, a huge wooden holding tank where...
A Singular Twin As the longest-reigning malt master in the history of Scotch whisky, David Stewart, the Balvenie’s master blender, has made some fascinating discoveries. For example, in 2013 he...
The Balvenie’s Scotch whisky wizard David Stewart has displayed his magic once more with the release of the Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 2 —a single malt crafted from 32 different casks. Stewart tapped...
David Stewart, the longest-reigning malt master in Scotland, has been with the Balvenie for over 50 years, so he knows the Speyside distillery like few others.
Little has changed since William Grant & Sons, now one of Scotland’s few remaining family-owned distillers, built The Balvenie distillery in 1892. The Balvenie still performs every aspect of its...