Balvenie 12 year old Double Wood Single Malt Whisky, 70cl
Balvenie 12 year old Double Wood Single Malt Whisky, 70cl. One of Scotland’s favourite malt whiskies and one of the most loved in the industry. Despite claims by another renowned distillery it was David Stewart at Balvenie who pioneered double maturation with the Balvenie Double Wood and it is still going strong today. Matured first in ex American casks and then finished in Spanish sherry casks.
Nose: Gristy, supple nuttiness intertwined with spices. Honeyed sultanas and grapes. Hugely inviting.
Palate: Sweet with good body. The bourbon characters develop; gentle spice with a little vanilla, a hint of balancing peat lurking quietly in the substrata. Dried fruit too, combining with nuts, nutmeg, cinnamon, back into the bourbon notes - so well integrated.
Finish: Spicy, slightly drying, still sweet.