The Balvenie Double Wood is one of the world’s most loved Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. Launched in 1993 using a process designed by Malt Master David Stewart in 1982, now known commonly known as ‘wood finishing’.
This whisky has spent 12 years in traditional whisky casks, American oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads. Mellowing the maturing spirit and imparting warming layers of vanilla spiciness. This is then moved to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months to increase complexity, bringing fruity, honeyed depths to the resulting Single Malt.
Finally the whisky is then transferred to large oak vessels called “tuns” for 3-4 months to allow the whiskies to “marry” the whisky’s. This is an excellent introduction to a matured whisky for your collection and would also make the perfect whisky gift for a loved one.
The Balvenie Double Wood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky tastes smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. The nose is of sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.
The multi-award winning Balvenie Distillery in Banffshire is famous for being the only one left in Scotland to retain the traditional crafts of whisky production. Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, still malts in its own traditional floor maltings and still employs a team of coopers to tend all the casks and a coppersmith to maintain the stills.
The Balvenie Distillery, Banffshire, Scotland