The Balvenie 17 Year Old Doublewood Speyside Single Malt Whisky

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alc./vol: 43%

Proof: 86°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 17 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Launched 1st-November 2012 as the sibling to the revered 12 year old, ground breaking first ever 2nd wood finished malt, this 17 year old is also aged in American oak ex-bourbon casks before finishing for an undisclosed final period in European ex-sherry oak casks.

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Review and Tasting


Sampled on 05/08/2015

Appearance:

Clear, deep coppery amber

Aroma:

Old woody leather, vanilla, battenberg cake and coal tar with dried fruits, green apple skin and faint toasted hazelnuts.

Taste:

Woody tannins and dry roasted nuts with vanilla, cinnamon and red pepper corn spice.

Aftertaste:

Oaky tannins and spice with long lingering oaky popcorn and peanuts.

Overall:

Woody leather, vanilla, battenberg cake and coal tar with dried fruits. However, spicy woody notes slightly overwhelm distillery character.

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