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Balvenie Doublewood 12 year old

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Regular price $105.00

In 1886, after working for the Mortlach distillery for twenty years, William Grant left his bookkeeping job and bought a field near Balvenie Castle. He drew up plans for his distillery (Glenfiddich) and the foundation stone was laid in the autumn of 1886. Once construction was completed in 1887 Glenfiddich started producing single malts (most Scotch at the time was blends) and once the venture proved profitable and popular, Grant turned the distillery over to his nine children and went looking for a new project. In early 1892 work began to convert an 18th-century mansion, Balvenie New House, into a distillery. The Balvenie Distillery took fifteen months to complete, and on 1 May 1893, the first distillation took place on used stills purchased from the Lagavulin distillery. In 1971, Balvenie increased their stills from 4 to 9 (5 wash stills and four spirit stills) during a complete renovation. This may account for Balvenie not having an official distillery bottling until 1973.

DoubleWood 12 was launched in 1993, using a process designed by Malt Master David Stewart in 1982, now commonly known as 'wood finishing'. The whisky that has spent at least 12 years in traditional whisky casks, American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads are moved 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” together.  

Nose: Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.

Palate: Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.

Finish: Long and Warming

700ml
40% ABV
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Pedro G.
Excellent scotch, one of my

Excellent scotch, one of my favourites. I enjoy any scotches from that region.

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