The Balvenie 12 Year Old

34,320.00

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.

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The Balvenie DoubleWood 12-Year-Old

One of the classic after-dinner malts, Balvenie Doublewood’s extra complexity, and richness are a result of the second maturation in fresh sherry casks. Great stuff.

DoubleWood 12 was launched in 1993, using a process designed by our 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 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.

About this item

  • A 12 year old single malt whisky
  • Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla
  • Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours
  • Long and warming finish

TASTING NOTES

  • Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange

    • NOSE

      Chocolate and raspberry aromas, with rich brioche and stewed cherries.

    • PALATE

      Cherries and raspberries combined with sponge cake, spicy cinnamon, and black pepper.

    • FINISH

      Sweet spice, red fruit, rich sponge cake.

 

  • Producer’s Notes

    • 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.

Brand Balvenie
Flavour Honey, Vanilla
Alcohol Content 40 Percent by Volume
Alcohol type Single_malt
Item weight 1.25 Kilograms

 

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