At The Balvenie we stay true to our Five Rare Crafts, making whisky the way we always have.
The spirit of craft lives on at The Balvenie, the only distillery in the Scottish Highlands that maintains the Five Rare Crafts of whisky making. This commitment to craftsmanship brings invaluable skill, knowledge, experience and passion to every stage of the process through the hands of our dedicated craftsmen. In a world of automation, The Balvenie maintains its distinctive character, and its heart.
Jamie Johnson – The Balvenie Brand Ambassador, Canada
Jamie’s love of whisky began many years ago when she made an impulsive visit to a distillery in Kentucky in the middle of a road trip. She’s been enchanted ever since.
In 2014 she began offering casual, fun and approachable whisky tastings in her home. The tastings were so popular, she was forced to expand beyond her Toronto living room – and she began partnering with some of the city’s most popular bars and restaurants to host monthly tastings. Her whisky club, Bourbon Thing, continued to grow rapidly and provide a space for whisky aficionados and neophytes alike to enjoy a dram, a laugh and some whisky education together.
Jamie is also co-host of a popular weekly Whisky Podcast, The Whisky Topic with Whisky Author, Mark Bylok. Jamie joined The Balvenie family as Canadian Brand Ambassador in January of 2017.