The Balvenie 12-Year-Old Doublewood
40% ABV, 700ml
The Balvenie DoubleWood spends at least 12 years in traditional whisky casks, American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, is moved to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months, and then is finally 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 flavor and the final few months in our tuns allow the whiskies to marry harmoniously.
Nose: Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.
Taste: Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavors ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.
Finish: Long and warming