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Balvenie Distillery

Scotland — Speyside

In early 1892 work began to convert an 18th century mansion (Balvenie New House) into a distillery. The building took fifteen months to complete and on 1st May 1893, the first distillation took place at The Balvenie Distillery. William Grant William Grant founded Balvenie whisky in 1889. William Grant was born on 19 December 1839 in his father’s house in Dufftown. At seven he was sent to augment the family income by herding cattle at a far…