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Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old, Distillery Bottled

Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old, Distillery Bottled

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Description:
Sweet sherry notes layered with honey and vanilla
Origin:
Speyside
Alcohol %:
40
Colour:
Single Malt Whisky
Country:
Scotland
Group:
Scotch Whisky
Bottle Size:
70cl
Closure:
Cork
Wine Code:
2231
Other Info:
Balvenie lies in the Convals in Dufftown. The distillery was built by William Grant just below Glenfiddich in 1892, sharing its water source, the Robbie Dhu springs, with its illustrious neighbour. Despite also having the same distiller, Balvenie is hugely different in character. It is one of the few Scotch distilleries to boast in-house floor maltings, utlilising locally hand-cut peat. The floor maltings at Balvenie also supply neighbouring Glenfiddich.

Over the last few years, Balvenie has become the ninth bestselling single malt and demand is growing. Since being first built, Balvenie has been continually under the ownership of William Grant & Sons, proprietors also of the two neighbouring Speyside distilleries Glenfiddich and Kininvie. An award-winning distillery, two bottlings from the core range, 'PortWood 21 Year-Old' and 'DoubleWood' took gold medals at the 1998 International Spirits Challenge and at the 1997 International Wine and Spirit Competition respectively.

The nose offers sweet fruit and Sherry notes layered with honey and vanilla. This is a smooth and mellow whisky with Sherry sweetness on the palate and some spice.
The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. Over its period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt ~ the traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour.

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