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Balmenach

Founded in 1824, by James McGregor under the name Balminoch, the distillery lies in Cromdale, in the heart of whisky country in Speyside. The McGregors were a line of smugglers, of which Cromdale was rife. The Balminoch distillery had previously been a family-run farm distillery, but after the Excise Act of 1823, became one of the first legally run distilleries. The name derives from the Gaelic 'Am Baile Meadhnach' meaning 'the middle farm'.

The distillery remained in McGregor family hands for some time and in 1987 it was renamed the Balmenach Glenlivet Distillery Company. The distillery was sold in 1922 and subsequently became part of Distillers Company Limited in 1925 before it was acquired, in 1930, by Scottish Malt Distillers (SMD). The distillery employed an innovative nineteenth century French invention called a Saladin Box, a device which dramatically economised the malting process.

During the 1980s, SMD employed the Saladin Box at Balmenach to supply the majority of their Speyside-based distilleries with malted barley. In 1992, the first - and, thus far, only - official house bottling was released in the form of Balmenach Twelve year-old. There have been independent bottlings from companies including Gordon and MacPhail and Deerstalker and the spirit is also used in several premium blends, one such blend being Johnnie Walker.

Balmenach 12 Year Old 2007 (cask 13776) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 48.4%

12 year old Balmenach single malt, independently bottled by Douglas Laing. This one was aged in a refill hogshead from November 2007 to December 2019, then bottled for the Old Particular range by…  More info

Balmenach 12 Year Old 2007 (cask 13776) - Old Particular (Douglas Laing)
$60.82

Balmenach 18 Year Old 2001 (cask 800410) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 50.9%

A tasty Speyside single malt from the Balmenach Distillery! This one was distilled in 2001 and left to age in an American oak cask. Before Murray McDavid bottled the whisky, it saw a finish in a…  More info

Balmenach 18 Year Old 2001 (cask 800410) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$119.52

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare (Hunter Laing)

70cl, 44.3%

Hunter Laing is back with another fabulous Old & Rare bottling, this one hailing from the Balmenach Distillery. It was filled into a refill hogshead in April 1989, where it lay for the next three…  More info

Balmenach 30 Year Old 1989 - Old & Rare (Hunter Laing)
$299.95

Balmenach 9 Year Old 2002 Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) 20cl

20cl, 50%

A 9 year old from Balmenach, distilled in November 2002 and aged in refill hogshead 8555 before bottling in May 2012. Un-chillfiltered and at 50%abv from Douglas Laing's Old Malt Cask range.  More info

Balmenach 9 Year Old 2002 Advance Sample - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing) 20cl

Balmenach 1993 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A refill sherry hogshead matured Balmenach. This was bottled by Gordon and MacPhail after 16 years of age.  More info

Balmenach 1993 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Balmenach 9 Year Old 2000 - NC2 (Duncan Taylor)

70cl, 46%

9 year old Balmenach, distilled in 2000 and bottled in 2010 for Duncan Taylor's NC2 range of non chillfiltered, non caramel coloured whisky.  More info

Balmenach 9 Year Old 2000 - NC2 (Duncan Taylor)

Balmenach 1991 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A 17 year old bottling from the Balmenach distillery, a truly superb, sherried Speysider, this 1991 vintage exudes farmy freshness, feint notes and a cereal sweetness with excellent balance…  More info

Balmenach 1991 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Balmenach 2004 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

This comes from Gordon and MacPhail's famous Connoisseurs Choice range, now at the higher bottling strength of 46%abv. It was distilled at the Balmenach distillery in 2004, and was matured in sherry…  More info

Balmenach 2004 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

Balmenach 1999 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

This whisky is from the Speyside distillery of Balmenach and was distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2011 by Gordon & Macphail of Elgin.  More info

Balmenach 1999 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 10721) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Single cask, 10 year old Balmenach single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled as part of Douglas Laing's Provenance range. As per the Provenance range's theme, Douglas Laing has given us…  More info

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 10721) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Inverarity Ancestral 14 Year Old

70cl, 40%

A 14 year old Speyside single malt, this was distilled at Balmenach and bottled as part of the Inverarity range.  More info

Inverarity Ancestral 14 Year Old
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Balmenach 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 11645) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Douglas Laing's Provenance range grows once more - this time they've added a 10 year old Balmenach single malt which has been aged in a single refill hogshead cask. It was distilled in March 2007 and…  More info

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 11645) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$39.07

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 11774) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

10 year old Balmenach single malt Scotch whisky, independently bottled by Douglas Laing for the Provenance range. This was aged in a refill hogshead from March 2007 to May 2017, when it was then…  More info

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2007 (cask 11774) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
$39.08

Balmenach 11 Year Old 1998 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A Provenance bottling of Balmenach. This was distilled in Spring of 1998 and aged for 11 years before bottling in the Winter of 2010. The curious thing is, at the time of writing, it's Summer 2010.…  More info

Balmenach 11 Year Old 1998 - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Balmenach 9 Year Old 2002 (cask 8496) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

A handsome 9 year old Balmenach distilled in the Winter of 2002 and aged in a single refill hogshead before bottling in the Spring of 2012. This comes from Douglas Laing's stellar Provenance range…  More info

Balmenach 9 Year Old 2002 (cask 8496) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Balmenach 2008 (bottled 2016) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

A 2008 vintage Balmenach single malt, independently bottled by Gordon & MacPhail in 2016 as part of their long-running Connoisseurs Choice range.  More info

Balmenach 2008 (bottled 2016) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)
$41.45

Balmenach 2006 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 46%

Independently bottled Balmenach single malt Scotch whisky, matured in refill Sherry hogsheads and refill Sherry butts from 2006 to 2014. It was bottled as part of the Connoisseurs Choice range by…  More info

Balmenach 2006 (bottled 2014) - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail)

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2002 (cask 9864) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

This is a Douglas Laing Provenance bottling of Balmenach single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a refill hogshead for 10 years. It was distilled in the autumn of 2002 and bottled in the…  More info

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2002 (cask 9864) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)
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Balmenach 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11247) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

Rarely seen as a single malt, this independent bottling of Balmenach comes from Douglas Laing. Distilled in November 2005, it spent 10 years in a single refill hogshead before being bottled in May…  More info

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11247) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Balmenach 1990 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

70cl, 43%

A sherry butt matured Balmenach from Gordon and MacPhail's acclaimed Connoisseurs Choice range. This was distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2008.  More info

Balmenach 1990 - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11000) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 46%

10 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Balmenach distillery, distilled in March 2005 and bottled in November 2015. It was matured in a single refill hogshead and bottled at 46% ABV. You don't…  More info

Balmenach 10 Year Old 2005 (cask 11000) - Provenance (Douglas Laing)

Balmenach 11 Year Old 2005 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

70cl, 46%

11 year old single malt Scotch whisky from the Balmenach distillery in Speyside, independently bottled by WM Cadenhead, one of the oldest indie bottlers in Scotland. Released for their Small Batch…  More info

Balmenach 11 Year Old 2005 - Small Batch (WM Cadenhead)

Balmenach 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 150012) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)

70cl, 46%

Another indie bottling from Murray McDavid's ace Benchmark range, this Balmenach 8 Year Old was aged in a first fill bourbon barrel and finished in a first-fill Koval Bourbon cask. Maturation began…  More info

Balmenach 8 Year Old 2008 (cask 150012) - Benchmark (Murray McDavid)
$50.36

Balmenach 12 Year Old 2001 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

You don't see all that much Balmenach single malt these days, apart from wonderful independent bottlings like this 12 year old Hepburn's Choice bottling. It was drawn from one hogshead and produced…  More info

Balmenach 12 Year Old 2001 - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

Balmenach 12 Year Old 2004 (bottled 2017) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)

70cl, 46%

A Hepburn's Choice bottling of single malt Scotch whisky from the Balmenach distillery, aged for 12 years in a single refill hogshead cask since distillation occurred in 2004. There was an outturn of…  More info

Balmenach 12 Year Old 2004 (bottled 2017) - Hepburn's Choice (Langside)
$55.59

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