DoubleWood 12 was launched in 1993, using a process designed by Malt Master David Stewart in 1982, now commonly known as 'wood finishing'.
To make The Balvenie DoubleWood, David Stewart MBE takes whisky that has spent at least 12 years in traditional whisky casks, American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, and moves it to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months.
The whisky is then transferred to large oak vessels called “tuns” for 3-4 months to allow the whiskies from individual casks to “marry”.
Expect notes of sweet fruits, oloroso sherry, and vanilla on the nose. The palate is smooth, rich and mellow, with a nutty sweetness and hints of spices along with hints of sherry notes. The finish is long and warming.
ABV: 40% | Bottle Size: 700ml