About Balvenie Whisky Distillery
6 200 000 litres
William Grant & Sons
William Grant rebuilds Balvenie New House to Balvenie Distillery (Glen Gordon was the name originally intended). Part of the equipment is brought in from Lagavulin and Glen Albyn.
The first distillation is made in May.
The distillery is modernized.
The two stills are increased by another two.
Two new stills are installed.
Another two stills are installed and eight stills are now running.
The first official bottling.
Founder’s Reserve, in an eye-catching Cognac-reminiscent bottle, is launched.
A new distillery, Kininvie, is opened on the premises.
Two vintage bottlings and a port wood finish are launched.
The Balvenie Islay Cask, with 17 years in bourbon casks and six months in Islay casks, is released.
Balvenie releases 83 bottles of a 50 year old that has been in sherry casks since January 1952. Recommended price £6 000 a bottle.
The Balvenie Thirty is released to commemorate Malt Master David Stewart’s 30th anniversary at Balvenie.
The Balvenie Rum Wood Finish 14 years old is released.
The Balvenie New Wood 17 years old, Roasted Malt 14 years old and Portwood 1993 are released.
Vintage Cask 1974 and Sherry Oak 17 years old are released.
Signature, Vintage 1976, Balvenie Rose and Rum Cask 17 year old are released.