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 – ‘cask finishing’. This technique 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 has honeyed, spicy characteristics, with deep vanilla notes, hints of green apple, creamy toffee and a striking richness and complexity.
NOSE Elegant and complex oak, vanilla, honeyed sweetness and a hint of green apple.
TASTE 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.
FINISH Vanilla oak, honey and spicy sweetness.
70cl 43% ABV
About the Producer: The spirit of craft lives on at The Balvenie, the only distillery in the Scottish Highlands that maintains the Five Rare Crafts of whisky making. This commitment to craftsmanship brings invaluable skill, knowledge, experience and passion to every stage of the process through the hands of our dedicated craftsmen. In a world of automation, The Balvenie maintains its distinctive character, and its heart. David (Malt Master) has dedicated 54 years of his life to the Scotch whisky industry. His pioneering techniques have had a profound impact on the production methods used today. He is renowned for his groundbreaking work particularly around ‘cask finishes’ for The Balvenie and has developed a number of award-winning whiskies enjoyed and loved by drinkers all over the world. In 2016, David was presented with an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen.