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The Balvenie Doublewood 12YO Whisky

The Balvenie Doublewood 12YO Whisky

  • Single Malt
  • Scotland, 700ml
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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.

  • Distillery: Balvenie - William Grant & Sons
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Region: Speyside, Scotland
  • Alcohol: 40%
  • Volume: 700ml
  • Goes with: Neat or over ice

The expression was launched in 1993, and has become a somewhat iconic bottling over the years. Even at 12 years old, this rich and complex dram is an excellent example of what the Balvenie distillery can craft.

Balvenie lies in the Convals in Dufftown. The distillery was built by William Grant just below Glenfiddich in 1892, sharing its water source, the Robbie Dhu springs, with its illustrious neighbour. Despite also having the same distiller, Balvenie is hugely different in character. It is one of the few Scotch distilleries to boast in-house floor maltings, utlilising locally hand-cut peat. The floor maltings at Balvenie also supply neighbouring Glenfiddich.

Over the last few years, Balvenie has become the ninth bestselling single malt and demand is growing. Since being first built, Balvenie has been continually under the ownership of William Grant & Sons, proprietors also of the two neighbouring Speyside distilleries Glenfiddich and Kininvie. An award-winning distillery, two bottlings from the core range, ‘PortWood 21 Year-Old’ and ‘DoubleWood’ took gold medals at the 1998 International Spirits Challenge and at the 1997 International Wine and Spirit Competition respectively.

  • Gold - 2015 The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
  • Gold - 2014 International Spirits Challenge
  • Silver - 2019 International Spirits Challenge

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