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Having spent his younger years learning the trade at Mortlach Distillery, Grant dreamed of one day running his own distillery. Through endeavour and thrift he saved sufficient money to realise his dream, and in 1886 Grant and his nine children laid the first stone of the Glenfiddich Distillery in his native Dufftown. The late 1800s was boom time for Scotch whisky and several other distilleries were moving into the Speyside region, later to become the biggest whisky producing region of Scotland. Grant was convinced this would threaten Glenfiddich’s water source. In response to this threat, and with the intention to build a new distillery, Grant purchased Balvenie House and its outbuildings, and the surrounding land comprising of a strong water catchment area with abundant springs. He acquired second hand stills from Lagavulin and Glen Albyn and the first distillation took place on 1 May 1893. The whisky was an immediate hit with the blenders, and Balvenie promptly found a place in Grant’s own range of blended whiskies. They must have been doing something right because today at 4,400,000 cases per annum, Grant’s is the fourth biggest selling Scotch whisky in the world .

Aroma of citrus, honey and vanilla. Notes of red fruits (particularly berries and plums) on the palate, along with hints of sherry, caramel and butterscotch. Finish is long and warming, with a slightly sweet touch.


Balvenie single malt scotch reviews

Balvenie single malt scotch reviews