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Country Scotland
Spirit Type Malt and Deluxe Whisky
Brand Balvenie
Size 70cl
ABV 43.0%

To craft The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 year old single malt whisky, Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE returned to one of his most celebrated achievements – consecutive maturation in two different types of cask, a process often referred to as ‘cask finishing’

This technique is at the heart of The Balvenie DoubleWood – it sees the whisky matured first in American oak barrels, which impart soft sweet vanilla notes, before being transferred to European oak sherry casks, where the second cask ageing adds rich spicy flavours and a depth and fullness of flavour.

The DoubleWood 17 year old is an elder sibling to DoubleWood 12 year old and shares its honeyed, spicy characteristics, but it is distinctly different, with deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple, creamy toffee and a striking richness and complexity.

On the nose, elegant and complex oak, vanilla, honeyed sweetness and a hint of green apple. In the mouth, it is sweet with dried fruits, sherbet spice, toasted almonds and cinnamon, layered with a richness of creamy toffee notes and traces of oak and deep vanilla. On the finish, vanilla oak, honey and spicy sweetness.

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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