It seems odd to think that Balvenie was obscure at one point in history, dwelling in the shadow of its colossal big brother, Glenfiddich. But despite the relative obscurity of the brand, whisky and hospitality gurus, John ‘Jack’ and Wallace Milroy, saw potential in Balvenie long ago. Jack and Wallace Milroy are legends in the industry, having founded Milroy’s of Soho and specialising in the sale of luxury whiskies and wine. The Milroy’s began to sell single malt whiskies never-before-seen on the open market, and before long people were queuing at the door to try their selection. Before Balvenie was widely known, the Milroy’s were in possession of 360 bottles of 50-year-old Balvenie after purchasing the bottles from Peter Grant Gordon in 1988 following a visit to the Balvenie distillery.
Today, this piece of whisky history is one of the most collectible bottles of whisky in the world. You can buy this bottle through on our online shop for £45,540.