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The Balvenie 12 Year Old Double Wood Whisky

The Balvenie 12 Year Old Double Wood Whisky

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AVB:  40%.     Bottle: 700ml

DoubleWood 12 was launched in 1993, using a process designed by  Malt Master David Stewart in 1982, now commonly known as 'wood finishing'.  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 expression  has become a somewhat iconic whisky over the years. Even at 12 years old, this rich and complex dram is an excellent example of what the Balvenie distillery can craft.

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

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

Finish: Long and Warming


Jim Murray ranking: 82

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