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Balvenie 17 Years Old Double Wood 70cl 43°

Distillery : Balvenie (The) / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 20582

Crafted by David Stewart, Balvenie Double Wood is a combination of various 17 Year-Old Balvenies, aged in American Bourbon barrels and Sherry casks. This Single Malt has then been refined in 53 new oak caks, to develop the best aromas.

Rich and smooth, oaky vanilla and spices account for the full-bodied expression, over notes of dried fruits, dark cherries and toasty oak.

107,92 €

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV43 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryBalvenie (The)
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Age17 years
MaturationBourbon, Sherry & New Oak
PeatNon Peated
PackagingTube
Reference:20582

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: warm gold.

Nose: oaky vanilla, sweet spices and malted barley, mingled with orchard fruits, black cherry, red berries and dry grass.

Palate: thick and tongue-coating, slightly dry with candied fruits (apricots, dates) and a spicy taste sensation over a toasty, oaky body, lifted by dark cherries aromas and coconut.

Finish: lingering on the warmth of the oak.