Description and review by Daniel & Rex in the Whisk(e)y Vault
The Balvenie Doublewood Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods.
During its period of maturation The Balvenie Doublewood is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill Spanish oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt – the traditional casks, having previously held bourbon, soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour.
The nose is Sweet fruit and oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.
The taste is a smooth and mellow single malt of beautifully combined flavours – nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry – with a long and warming finish.
A 12 year old single malt whisky
Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla
Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours
Long and warming finish