Balvenie 12 years old Double Wood 70cl 40° + 1 glass

Archive Balvenie 12ans d.wood 70cl40 +1 verre

Distillery : Balvenie (The) / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 20917

The Balvenie Scottish distillery presents its 12-year-old expression Double Wood in a box that contains a tasting glass..

A Single Malt that has enjoyed double maturation in two types of wood, under the watchful eye of Chai Master David C. Stewart.

This great classic Speyside has aged for at least 12 years in traditional whisky casks, old Bourbon casks and Hogsheads in American oak, then it remains for nine months in old Oloroso Sherry casks in Spanish oak.

Focused on Sherry, this Balvenie reveals a nice roundness with warm notes of spices and citrus.

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Features
Volume0.7 L
ABV40 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryBalvenie (The)
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Age12 years
MaturationBourbon & Sherry
PeatNon Peated
PackagingBox
Reference:20917

The Balvenie is a small distillery nestled in the Scottish Highlands, at the heart of the land of whisky: Speyside.


The Balvenie is a real museum, as nothing changed much since its establishment in 1892. Its name derives from the Balvenie castle (13th century), located a few hundred yards away. Since 1892, it has been family-owned and family-run. This independence allows the distillery to focus exclusively on the production of traditional craft Single Malts. The name “Balvenie” is a mystery in itself. If “Bal” means house or farm in Gaelic, the meaning of “Venie” has been lost. The Balvenie is proud to be one of the last four distilleries of the Highlands to use a traditional malting area. Four maltmen turn the malt three times a day, seven days a week, to even out the germination. The nine stills are placed under the close surveillance of a skilled blacksmith. In order to keep all of the character of The Balvenie Single Malts, the stills in used today are the exact replica of the originals. Until today, the oak casks are crafted by coopers, continuing the traditions and maintaining the skills alive as an heritage of ancient craftsmanship.

Colour: amber gold.

Nose: mixes the sweetness of sherry with nice citrus and spicy notes.

Taste: fruity on citrus, marked by aging in sherry cask and accompanied by woody touches.

Finish: long, warm and spicy.

Outstanding Silver Medal at the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition.

Gold Medal at the 2011 World Spirits Competition in San Francisco.