A lovely little 20cl bottle with its own gift tube, perfect for a taster malt Whisky treat.
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old single malt whisky gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types. It spends at least least 12 years in traditional whisky casks: American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, and then is moved to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months. The whisky is then transferred to large oak vessels called "tuns" for 3-4 months to allow the whiskies to "marry".
Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt whisky. The traditional casks soften and add delicate character, the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour and the final few months in the tuns allow the whiskies to marry harmoniously.
On the nose, Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla. In the mouth it is smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. A long and warming finish.