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

Closure: Natural cork stopper

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.

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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