The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year 25th Anniversary Edition

Single Malt

The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland


community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 90 )

Available beginning spring 2018, this bottling marks the 25th anniversary of the now iconic Doublewood 12 Year. Malt Master David C. Stewart began experimenting with double wood finishing back in 1982 which resulted in The Balvenie Classic released in 1983. Eventually Doublewood 12 Year was released in 1993 and has been a permanent addition to their portfolio. This 25th Anniversary Edition features the same whisky as the standard bottling which starts off its maturation in traditional American oak for 12 years. The whisky is then finished in Spanish oak oloroso sherry barrels for a further 9 months. Limited quantities available.

  • age
    12 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    traditional American oak barrels and hogsheads, Spanish oak ex-oloroso sherry

Tasting Notes

"Upon nosing this whisky, you'll get grapes and nuts with vanilla and honey to follow. The whisky is slightly chewy in the middle and finishes with gentle wood spice and raisins. It's a classic for a reason and a good measure of the entire collection Balvenie creates. "

Score 87

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