The Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood Single Malt Whisky

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alc./vol:
40%

Proof:
80°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
12 years

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


This 12 year old Speyside malt is aged in American oak ex-bourbon casks before being transferred to European oak oloroso sherry casks for a 9 months or so finishing period, thus the apt ‘Double Wood’ name. This was 1st ever second wood finished malt, leading the trail for the many that have followed

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 31/07/2015

Appearance

Clear, mid golden amber with bright gold highlights.

Aroma

Pungent red apple skin, soft leather, faint ripe raspberry, vanilla, oloroso sherry and gentle cinnamon spiced oak. With water vanilla, biscuit and citrus zest.

Taste

Initial burst of rich nutty sherry and red apple, quickly dried with lightly cinnamon spiced and smoky oak, beautifully balanced with stewed fruit and ginger bread. With water sweet ripe apple fruit and barley sugar.

Aftertaste

Long, dry and oaky with sweet red apple, lingering tobacco leaf, ginger and clove.

Overall

Easy drinking yet complex with ripe apple fruit, ginger, cinnamon spice, dry oak and rich nutty sherry.

Further product information

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