Balvenie means ‘village of luck’; anybody buying Scotch from this classic distillery will share in that good fortune. But the quality is not down to luck, it comes from hard graft and attention to detail. Thanks to a unique combination of natural alchemy and centuries-old craftsmanship, The Balvenie remains one of the most independent and prestigious distilleries in all of Scotland. Situated in the heart of the Speyside region, they unusually grow a proportion of their own barley and still employ a traditional malting floor – the last of its kind in the Scottish Highlands. A resident coppersmith maintains the distinctively shaped stills, and a skilled team of coopers ensure each barrel is kept in perfect condition. And don’t even get us started on their legendary Malt Master, David C. Stewart MBE. It’s true, you make your own luck.