At the 2006 International Spirits Challenge, The Balvenie was awarded gold medals for its Founder’s Reserve 10 Year Old , DoubleWood 12 Year Old , Balvenie New Wood 17 Year Old , PortWood 21 Year Old , Balvenie Thirty and Balvenie Portwood 1991. This is the biggest gold medal haul for any brand in any one year since the competition began. ... Read More »
A 20cl bottle of Balvenie's popular 12 year old DoubleWood. The double maturation by finishing in first fill European oak sherry casks adds complexity. The first maturation softens and adds character, with the finishing in sherry casks adding depth and fullness of flavour.
One of the classic after-dinner malts, Balvenie Doublewood's extra complexity and richness are a result of a second maturation in fresh sherry casks. Great stuff. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
Balvenie Signature 12yo replaced the fondly-remembered Founders Reserve 10yo as the staple in the distillery's range. This is a marriage of Sherry, Bourbon and Refill casks and, as always with Balvenie, it's a polished, mellow whisky to relax with.
Please note this is limited to three bottles per customer.
A 14 year old limited edition Balvenie which finished its maturation in casks which had previously held Caribbean Rum. Expect vanilla and toffee notes as the rum contributes extra sweetness to the flavours.
A 2013 addition to The Balvenie's range, as a younger sibling to the 15 year old single cask. This is exclusively matured in first fill bourbon casks and each bottle is part of a batch that is at most 300 bottles - all taken from the same cask.
A limited edition Balvenie release, originally produced for the French market. This continues in the tradition of their Golden Cask and uses Cuban rum casks to finish the whisky for a total of 14 years of maturation.
Balvenie 15yo Single Barrel is always a complex proposition, the higher alcohol content giving the malt a bit of extra muscle, although the rich, fruity distillery character is still very evident. This thinker's dram was a winner at the World Whisky Awards 2010.
Another fantastic invention from the workbench of Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart - a 17 year old version of the best selling DoubleWood. Still initially matured in 'Whisky Oak' casks before being switched to sherry wood to finish, the extra years give it extra depth without being overpowering.
An additional period of maturation in 30 year-old Port pipes has given this aged Balvenie an extra level of depth and concentration of flavour, adding potent fruit and smoke notes to the silky-smooth full-bodied palate. Rich, indulgent, after-dinner Speyside at it's best. IWSC - Gold Medal Winner 2011
A rare old bottling of Balvenie from the 1970s. It's a green triangular bottle, typical of William Grant stablemate Glenfiddich, with a leathery gold inscribed label. Quite a different beast from how it looks these days...
A bottling at 40% of Balvenie's Founders Reserve from the 1980s, packaged in a rare cognac-style bottle. Founder's Reserve was a key member of the Balvenie range, albeit in less fancy packaging, from the early 80s onwards but was retired a few years ago.
This Balvenie was matured in barrels that had previously held whisky from Islay, imparting a peatiness to the otherwise unpeated Speyside malt. A slightly mad mix, this has developed a cult following and is consequently increasingly hard to find.