THE BALVENIE 17 YEAR OLD DOUBLEWOOD
43% ABV, 700ml
The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 year old single malt gains its distinctive characteristics from consecutive maturation in two different types of cask, a process often referred to as ‘cask finishing’. This technique sees the whisky matured first in American oak barrels, which impart soft sweet vanilla notes, before being transferred to European oak sherry casks, where the second cask ageing adds rich spicy flavors and a depth and fullness of flavor. The DoubleWood 17 year old is an elder sibling to DoubleWood 12 year old and shares its honeyed, spicy characteristics, but it is distinctly different, with deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple, creamy toffee and a striking richness and complexity.
Nose: Elegant and complex oak, vanilla, honeyed sweetness and a hint of green
Taste: Sweet with dried fruits, sherbet spice, toasted almonds and cinnamon, layered with a richness of creamy toffee notes and traces of oak and deep vanilla.
Finish: Vanilla oak, honey and spicy sweetness.