Gold - Speyside Single Malts up to 12yo - 2015, The Scotch Whisky Masters
Gold - Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2014, International Spirits Challenge
Silver Outstanding - Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014, International Wine & Spirit Competition
Bronze - Daily Dram - 2013, Malt Maniacs Awards
Silver Outstanding - Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2013, International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver - Speyside Single Malts up to 12yo - 2013, The Scotch Whisky Masters
Silver - Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2017, International Wine & Spirit Competition
Aged in refill American oak casks before being finished in first fill European oak Sherry casks, DoubleWood is an excellent example of what the Balvenie distillery can craft, even at 12 years.
Gristy, supple nuttiness intertwined with spices. Honeyed sultanas and grapes. Hugely inviting.
Sweet with good body. Balvenie 12 Years Doublewood characters develop; gentle spice with a little vanilla, a hint of balancing peat lurking quietly in the substrata. Dried fruit too, combining with nuts, nutmeg, cinnamon, back into the bourbon notes - so well integrated.
Spicy, slightly drying, still sweet finish