Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 40%
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Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old
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Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Balvenie
Style Single Malt Whisky

Balvenie DoubleWood 12yo

Balvenie DoubleWood is, to not much surprise, aged in two kinds of oak casks! It was firstly matured in refill American oak casks before it was treated to a finish in first fill European oak Oloroso sherry butts for an additional nine months. The expression was launched in 1993, and has become a somewhat iconic whisky over the years. Even at 12 years old, this rich and complex dram is an excellent example of what the Balvenie distillery can craft.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

Overall A classic, always a pleasure to revisit. (This is also a single malt with the ability to convert a non-whisky drinker with its deliciousness...)

Winner of 11 spirit awards

Gold
Gold
Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2020
International Spirits Challenge
Gold
Gold
Speyside Single Malts up to 12yo - 2015
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Gold
Gold
Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2014
International Spirits Challenge
Silver
Silver
Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2022
International Spirits Challenge
Silver
Silver
Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2019
International Spirits Challenge

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Reviews for Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old
Not the usual one?
Thin, bland, lacking any depth/complexity. The nose and finish are OKsh but the palate is non existent. It feels like if it has been blended with water. This has always been a must in my cabinet, perhaps a bad bottle.
Guido G , United Kingdom
5 months ago
Bad bottle, change of style, or decline in quality?
I just purchased a bottle of the DoubleWood 12 from MoM, having recently finished an older bottle, and I was very disappointed. Instead the rich, balanced whisky that I had just finished, I found a somewhat thin and unbalanced whisky with smoky notes that I don't associate with the DoubleWood. While it still had a bit of the old sweet finish, it also had added medicinal notes. I don't know if I this was a bad bottle, if Balvenie is changing their core range based on their "week of peat" experiments, or if their quality is just declining. In any case, I found it to be a major disappointment, especially compared to the old bottle of DoubleWood 12 that I had just finished.
Stephan H , United Kingdom
one year ago
Not bad but not great
Nice “average” whisky to drink and share with friends. Could be so much more if it was unchillfiltered, and therefore leaves the experience limited. I suspect added colouring too.

Better value whisky out there which give better experience for the consumer.
Darren , United Kingdom
one year ago
Get your hands off
Like visiting The Dome. Part of Christmas.
bryan w , United Kingdom
one year ago
Creamy, nutty, smooth as you like
Those nights are drawing in. Back on the gravy. Right, 4.5 doesn’t say it’s the best. But for the money it fits right in as a session whisky. Call me a philistine but if you like a ‘few’ it’s spot on. Smooth, lingers as long as the price reflects, and well balanced.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Excellent
My favourite Speyside. It’s true it will convert non-Whisky drinkers
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Great taste and body
Excellent, a favorite of mine for many years.
George Orme , United States
one year ago
Best of the Advent Selection.
Simply the best
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Excellent
My favourite single malt
William M , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Very good value.
Excellent for the price ,even my non-drinking wife enjoyed it !
Joe C , United Kingdom
2 years ago