Balvenie is a quintessential Speyside malt, fairly light and balanced. The 12 years old Balvenie DoubleWood is a classic in the range. It is first matured in American ex-bourbon oak (“whisky oak” as The Balvenie calls it) and then finished in first-fill European oak sherry casks.
On the palate, this 12 year old single malt scotch is a rich and complex dram that is an excellent example of what the Balvenie distillery can craft. It marries a beautiful combination of flavours ranging from nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness, and a delicate layer of sherry. The orange flavour and a deep sweetness make it a true gem among malt whiskies.