Five rare crafts. Five remarkable tables. One exceptional tasting experience.
Decades of hard work, experimentation, failure, perseverance, dedication, learning, and creativity—these are the cornerstones of every maker. The Balvenie Makers Project exists to celebrate this spirit, spotlighting artisans who embody the very essence of ultimate craftsmanship.
For the latest chapter of The Makers Project, The Balvenie chose to honour one of their own, Malt Master David Stewart, with a special whisky tasting experience, recognising his 60-year journey of extraordinary craftsmanship in whisky making.
We created The Maker's Table, a one-of-a-kind journey into the world of ultimate craftsmanship. At the heart of this experience were five artisan-crafted tables, each paying tribute to one of The Balvenie's Five Rare Crafts—Home-Grown Barley, Malting Floor, Copper Stills, Cooperage, and the role of the Malt Master. In collaboration with Michelin-starred Chef Jeremy Gillon, we designed a unique tasting menu for each table. Every dish was an embodiment of The Balvenie’s ethos, carefully crafted to pair exquisitely with one of their unique whisky expressions.
But perhaps most importantly, this wasn't just a whisky tasting. It was an immersive, multi-sensory experience that resonated with attendees long after the last dram was savoured. It served as a fitting tribute to the legend that is David Stewart, encapsulating his six-decade journey in every detail, from table to taste bud.