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Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

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Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 40% / 70cl

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    Description

    Introduced in 1993, the DoubleWood 12 was birthed from a method pioneered by The Balvenie's Malt Master, David Stewart, in 1982—a technique now widely recognized as 'wood finishing'.

    To craft The Balvenie DoubleWood, David Stewart MBE begins with whisky aged for at least 12 years in traditional whisky containers, consisting of American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads. This is subsequently transitioned to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks, where it remains for an added nine months.

    Following this, the whisky is shifted to large oak receptacles, known as "tuns", for a period spanning 3-4 months. This crucial step allows the distinct whiskies from separate casks to seamlessly "marry" together.

    Owing its unique profile to maturation in dual wood types, The Balvenie DoubleWood single malt whisky imbibes varied attributes at each phase. The conventional casks infuse it with a subtle, delicate character; the sherry wood imparts depth and a rich flavor palette; and the concluding stint in the tuns ensures a harmonious blend of the whiskies.

    Tasting Note by Balvenie:
    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.

    Specifications

    • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    • Region: Speyside
    • Country: Scotland
    • Brand/Distillery: Balvenie
    • Cask Type: Refill American Oak Cask | First Fill European Oak Sherry Cask
    • Age: 12 Year Old
    • Volume: 70cl
    • ABV: 40%

    Customer Reviews

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    Maggs M.

    I haven't opened it yet its for Christmas

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    garry b.

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    Really excellent
    This was gifted to me by the owner of this website which was truly appreciated. It is a deliciously smooth complex whisky with an orange and honey sweetness with further complexities of spice from the double cask ageing in the whisky and sherry barrels.

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    Balvenie Distillery: Masterful Craftsmanship and Time-Honored Tradition

    Balvenie Distillery, nestled in the picturesque Speyside region of Scotland, is renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to time-honored tradition in the production of single malt Scotch whisky. With a history dating back to 1892, Balvenie is one of the few distilleries in Scotland that still grows its own barley, malts its own grain, and employs traditional floor malting techniques. This meticulous attention to detail and hands-on approach is evident in the distillery's whiskies, which are known for their complexity, depth of flavor, and exceptional quality. Balvenie whiskies exhibit a rich array of characteristics, from honeyed sweetness and fruit notes to delicate spices and hints of oak, each expression reflecting the artistry and expertise passed down through generations.

    The Unique Artistry of Balvenie Distillery

    Balvenie Distillery stands out for its unwavering commitment to preserving traditional whisky-making methods and showcasing the artistry of its craftsmen. What makes Balvenie truly unique is its dedication to the Five Rare Crafts, which include growing barley, traditional floor malting, copper pot distillation, cooperage (barrel-making), and maturation in its onsite warehouses. The distillery's cooperage, where skilled coopers handcraft and repair barrels, is a rare sight in the industry and allows for precise control over the maturation process. Balvenie's Malt Master carefully selects and marries casks to create unique expressions that exemplify the distillery's character. This hands-on approach, combined with an emphasis on traditional methods and craftsmanship, results in whiskies that possess remarkable depth, character, and a true sense of heritage. Balvenie Distillery's dedication to preserving the past while creating whiskies of unparalleled quality makes it a revered name among whisky enthusiasts worldwide.

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