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William Grant was born in 1839 in Dufftown. He started working at the early age of seven herding cattle, after changing jobs several times he became a bookkeeper at Mortlach distillery in 1866. Eventually he was appointed as a clerk and then manager where he learned the distilling trade.

After about twenty years, Grant left his job at the Mortlach distillery and bought a field near Balvenie Castle. Plans were drawn up and the foundation stone was laid in the autumn of 1886.

The Balvenie range is a multi-award winner. Throughout the last 10 years many of the distillery bottlings have picked up gold and double gold awards, in-fact the Balvenie range won the biggest gold medal haul for any brand in any one year at the 2006 International Spirits Challenge.

Please feel free to browse our selection of Balvenie whiskies. If you’d like to learn more, call us on 01466 795 105 or email