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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.

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

Just perfect as ever

Very nice, smooth, just perfect as ever...

22nd April 2021

Recommend to anyone and everyone.

This needs a few drops of cold water as it burns. But once you start sipping you really appreciate it. A pleasant after taste and goes well with some fruit.

12th April 2021


Perfectly balanced, deep flavours and incredibly smooth. This is the Rolls Royce of 12 year olds malts.

29th March 2021


Full bodied, sweet, spicy. Delicious and deserving of 5 out of 5 stars. Favourite dram

19th February 2021

Most agreeable

First time I’ve tried this and I’m really pleased. Notes are mild. So very smooth on the palate. I got liquorice?? And finishes as good as any other premium 12. Will buy again

18th February 2021

Nothing better.

Altime favourite dram. Complex and full on flavour.

11th February 2021


Personally I think Balvenie Double Wood, is one of the smoothest malts you can drink

6th February 2021

One to return to, with certainty

A very evocative treat, packed with surprises. Pleasant and exciting, perhaps not suited to a beginners palette. Incredible flavours on first tasting, way more depth than the nose suggests.
Hints of fig, oil, candied red fruits, quite spicy with a faint whisper of fennel.
A long, sweet finish.
Rather enjoyable before or after dinner.

26th January 2021


Love this ... delicious whisky. Its up there with my favourites in that price range Old Pultenay and Macallan and will buy again and again.

24th January 2021


I love this .. delicious. Fruity and spicy .. lots going on and definitely one of my favourites ... a must try ..

24th January 2021

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