The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Founded in 1892, The Balvenie was one of the first distilleries to introduce various wood finishes to its malts. Their aptly named DoubleWood is a 12-year-old single malt that spends most of its life in second-fill bourbon barrels 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 and a sort of cookie-like taste, as well as marshmallow, caramel and toast. The Oloroso sherry cask's influence is expressed via peach, marzipan, clover, a bit of honey and prunes.
Learn more about this pioneer of whiskies at The Balvenie official website