The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year
The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland
This is a sequel of sorts to the iconic DoubleWood 12 year whisky. This 17 year edition was released in 2012, the same year Balvenie's Master Blender, David Stewart, marked his 50th anniversary at the distillery. This was aged in American oak for 17 years before being transferred to ex-sherry casks for an additional 6-12 months.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-bourbon / ex-sherry
"Some of the aromas detected are vanilla, orchard fruits, and toffee. Sweet without being cloying, the dried fruit notes from the sherry are present, but don't overpower the malt whisky.Chocolate and floral honey are found as well. The whisky feels lush on your palate with a creamy texture. This is a crowd-pleasing, enjoyable whisky."