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BALVENIE 12 Year Old DoubleWood Speyside Malt MINIATURE (5cl) 40%abv

5cl

£5.95

Minus 1 Add
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ABV: 40%
Size: 5cl
Closure Type: Screwcap

Description

Balvenie DoubleWood is, to not much surprise, aged in two kinds of oak casks! It was firstly matured in refill American oak casks before it was treated to a finish in first fill European oak Oloroso sherry butts for an additional nine months. The expression was launched in 1993, and has become a somewhat iconic whisky over the years. Even at 12 years old, this rich and complex dram is an excellent example of what the Balvenie distillery can craft.

Supple nuttiness intertwined with spices on the nose with honeyed sultanas and grapes. The palate is sweet and inviting with good body. The bourbon characters develop; gentle spice with a little vanilla, a hint of balancing peat lurking quietly in the substrata. Dried fruit too, combining with nuts, nutmeg, cinnamon, back into the bourbon notes - so well integrated. On the finish it is spicy, slightly drying and still sweet.