The Balvenie DoubleWood 12yr

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Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Amber.

Nose:

Sweet, oak, hint of chocolate praline.

With Water: Definite brown sugar added into the mix.

Palate:

Creamy, oak and spice, vanilla and that chocolate praline note again.

With Water: More spice coming through, able to pick out cinnamon and nutmeg.

Finish:

Medium length, sweet, nutty and spicy.

With Water: Slightly drying with a freshness to it in contrast to its creamy texture.

 

Overall:

An excellent dram! A good mix of flavours with plenty of depth without any one flavour being overpowering. At around £35 a bottle this is an excellent dram for the price.

 

Notes:

Taken from The Balvenie Website. 

 

THE BALVENIE 

DoubleWood

AGED 12 YEARS

The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types. Over the period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt ~ the traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour.

 

TASTING NOTES

NOSE

Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.

TASTE

Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.

FINISH

Long and Warming.

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