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Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old

(70cl, 40%)

Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old

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Balvenie DoubleWood 12yo Bottling Note

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.

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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...)

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Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Reviews

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.

28th September 2022


My favourite Speyside. It’s true it will convert non-Whisky drinkers

12th June 2022

Great taste and body

Excellent, a favorite of mine for many years.

22nd May 2022

Best of the Advent Selection.

Simply the best

29th April 2022


My favourite single malt

6th April 2022

Very good value.

Excellent for the price ,even my non-drinking wife enjoyed it !

3rd April 2022

Over hyped

It's a very good whisky for the money, juicy grape like smells with juicy stewed fruit taste , woods and bits of spice and vanilla , got a slight tobacco on the finish, all very good but incredibly safe and a bit boring ..maybe that's a positive

1st March 2022

Smooth and easy

On the nose I get a bit of toffee and banana , tastes silky smooth with a welcoming warmth , slightly cakey and sweet ..beautiful, finish a bit woody and sherry like

15th February 2022

Very drinkable

This is a really nice smooth drink.Even my wife, a non whisky drinker likes this. Is that good news?

24th November 2021

Easy and sweet

Really easy drinking whiskey. Very subtle smell yet Sweet with a sherry finish.
I would recommend

20th November 2021

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