The Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood
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.
On the nose, it shows sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry, layered with honey and vanilla. The taste is smooth and mellow with beautifully combined nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. The finish is long and warming.
In 1892, work began on converting the 18th century mansion “Balvenie New House” into a distillery. The first distillation at the new Balvenie distillery took place on 01 May 1893.
The Balvenie is one of only 6 remaining distilleries in Scotland to malt, kiln, ferment, distil and mature their whisky all on site at the distillery. In the malting house, the malt men still turn the barley by hand up to 4 times a day, until it is ready.
The malt is then kiln dried using anthracite and the perfect amount of peat, adding further complexity to the whisky.