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The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old

Top 10 Single Malt Scotch

The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old boasts flavors of heather, honey and clean barley and is one of our Top 10 Single Malt Scotch picks

The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old
Speyside

Founded in 1892, The Balvenie is one of the pioneers of introducing various wood finishes to its malts. Their aptly named DoubleWood is a twelve-year-old Single Malt that spends most of its life in second-fill Bourbon casks prior to being transferred to first-fill Oloroso sherry casks. There are three levels of flavor in this Single Malt. The original Balvenie imparts heather, honey and clean barley flavors. The Bourbon barrel adds vanilla, a sort of cookie-like taste, as well as marshmallow, caramel and toast. The Oloroso sherry barrel's influence is expressed via peach, marzipan, clover, a bit of honey and prunes.

Price: $50

Learn more about this pioneer of whiskies at The Balvenie's official website


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