Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old 43% Vol

Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old 43% Vol

Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old 43% Vol

 

Tasting Notes: By Tasos Protopapas

 

Nose: At first, you can smell the aromas of Toasted Hazelnuts, Oak, Raisins and Honeycomb. Then, the aromas of Sweet Candy, Apples, Blackcurrants, Tobacco Fresh cherry juice and Acacia kick in, with the latter two being the most dominant.

Palate: Creamy-Smooth and Sweet. The cherry taste continues to be Intense and Splendid, but it is now followed by the sweetness of toffee and vanilla. Dark Chocolate, Cinnamon and Nutmeg make the palate Complex and delightful.

Finish: Long lingering and quite spicy, but the velvety touch of Vanilla comes to balance this Spiciness.

A Masterpiece!

 

 

Producer's Informations

To craft DoubleWood 17 Year Old, David Stewart, who celebrates his 50th year at The Balvenie in 2012, returned to one of his most celebrated achievements – consecutive maturation in two different types of cask, a process often referred to as 'cask finishing.'

This technique is at the heart of The Balvenie DoubleWood – it sees the whisky matured first in American oak barrels, which impart soft sweet vanilla notes, before being transferred to European oak sherry casks, where the second cask aging adds rich spicy flavors, depth and fullness of flavor.

An elder sibling to the popular DoubleWood 12 Year Old, this new aged version shares the same DNA and the honeyed, spicy characteristics as the 12 Year Old, but it is distinctly different, with deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple, creamy toffee and a striking richness and complexity.

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