巴兰丁’s story dates back to 1827. The healthy ambitions of the farmer’s young son, George 巴兰丁, allowed him to quickly move from an assistant grocer to the owner of his own store in Edinburgh. By 1865, the need for further business development prompted George to leave a shop for Archibalds eldest son and go to Glasgow, where he opened a second store specializing in the sale of wine and whiskey.
Soon, 巴兰丁’的兴趣扩展到一个新领域– the creation of blended blends that attracted the attention of buyers and began to be in demand. 巴兰丁 secured the support of his son, George Jr., and created George 巴兰丁 and Son Ltd. The most important milestones of brand development history:
1895年– George 巴兰丁 and Son received the Royal Order for the supply of alcohol to the court of Queen Victoria.
In the days of the Prohibition, the whiskey 巴兰丁 got to America 通过passes: through the Canadian border and the Bahamas. New York fans knew a secret address where they could thoroughly “wet their throats” –传奇的“俱乐部21”。在此期间结束后，该俱乐部的有远见的老板将他的活动合法化，成为Ballantine的正式分销商’s.
By 1883, 巴兰丁s stockpiled more than 20,000 gallons of various alcohols, so the company could afford to experiment with longer aging. The result was distant in time, but perfect in quality –1964年推出了具有12年曝光期的高级胶带，并立即赢得了很多粉丝。
The high quality of the drink was marked 通过 many medals and awards at the most respected world exhibitions. It is to this variety that 巴兰丁s blending master Sandy Hislop prefers.