The Balvenie malts about 10% of their barley consumption at the distillery
Balvenie Malt Hopper
The barley at Balvenie is steeped in spring water for 26 hours and then drained for 23 hours
Balvenie Malting Floor
Balvenie Barley Elevator
Balvenie Seasoning Kiln
Balvenie seasons about 10% of their barley with peat
Balvenie Still Room
Balvenie Spirit Safe
Balvenie Kiln Cupola
The cupola, formerly known as a Doig ventilator, draw air up through the kiln and they rotated depending on the direction of the prevailing wind
Balvenie is one of the few distilleries that still has their own cooperage on-site
Balvenie Visitor Center
Jeff was introduced to single malt whisky in 1991 and has spent the last 25 years learning increasing his knowledge about "the water of life". Visit often for blogs on whisky tasting notes, distillery visits, and other whisky-related facts. Jeff is also available to host whisky tastings and presentations.
With all the traveling, there isn't always time to develop detailed tasting notes for all the drams sampled. In those cases briefer notes may be generated. At JSW we call those "Nips" - check them out here.
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