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The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Distillery Facts:
Balvenie was opened in 1892 by William Grant, who wanted to build a new distillery in order to help his other distillery at Glenfiddich to meet consumer demand. Originally known as Glen Gordon it took the name of the ruined castle located next door.
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The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old was launched in 1993, using a process designed by Malt Master David Stewart in 1982, now commonly known as 'wood finishing'.  2018 marked the 25th anniversary of The Balvenie DoubleWood 12.

To make The Balvenie DoubleWood, David Stewart MBE takes whisky that has spent at least 12 years in traditional whisky casks, American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, and moves it to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months. 

The whisky is then transferred to large oak vessels called “tuns” for 3-4 months to allow the whiskies from individual casks to “marry”.  

The Balvenie DoubleWood single malt whisky gains its distinctive character from being matured in two different wood types. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt whisky.  

The traditional casks soften and add delicate character, the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour and the final few months in our tuns allow the whiskies to marry harmoniously.

70cl at 40% alc./vol.

See our other expressions of The Balvenie.

TASTING NOTES


NOSE 

Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.

TASTE 

Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.

FINISH 

Long and Warming