Balvenie 12yo Doublewood 20cl in Gift Tube

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Country Scotland
Spirit Type Malt and Deluxe Whisky
Brand Balvenie
Size 20cl
ABV 40.0%

A lovely little 20cl bottle with its own gift tube, perfect for a taster malt Whisky treat.

The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old single malt whisky gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types. It spends at least least 12 years in traditional whisky casks: American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, and then is 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 to "marry".

Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt whisky. The traditional casks soften and add delicate character, the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour and the final few months in the tuns allow the whiskies to marry harmoniously.

On the nose, Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla. In the mouth it is smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. A long and warming finish.

Country Of Origin: Scotland

The Balvenie is a range of single malt whiskies crafted by Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE. Each expression is unique, but all are rich, luxuriously smooth and underpinned by a distinctive honeyed character.

Glenfiddich - "The Valley of The Deer" is the mesmerising landscape where William Grant, Balvenie distillery founder, turned his life-long dreams into a reality. After about twenty years, Grant left his job at the Mortlach distillery and bought a field near Balvenie Castle. He then drew up plans for his distillery, and the foundation stone was laid in the autumn of 1886. The original Glenfiddich Distillery was completed in 1887 following a year of intense, back-breaking labour by William and his family.

In early 1892, work began to convert an 18th-century mansion (Balvenie New House) into another distillery. The building took fifteen months to complete, and on 1 May 1893, the first distillation took place at the Balvenie Distillery. Grant remained active in the company until his death in 1923 at the age of 83.

Thanks to natural alchemy and centuries-old craftsmanship, The Balvenie is unique among single malts. The whisky-making process is dedicated to maintaining the Five Rare Crafts and it is the only distillery in Scotland that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both a coppersmith and a team of coopers on site. Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE started working in the company in 1962 aged 17. Today presides over the all-important maturation process, making The Balvenie the most hand-crafted of single malts.

Country Of Origin: Scotland

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