Nose: Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.
Taste: Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.
Finish: Long and Warming.
Tasting Notes by TF
Sweet fruits, oloroso sherry and vanilla on the nose.
The palate is smooth, rich and mellow, with a nutty sweetness and hints of spices along with the sherry notes.
The finish is long and warming.
Customer Reviews:(39 reviews)
Before I tried this I would have said I didn't like whiskey, and would certainly never have bought any. This whiskey made me realise that I was missing something, and I will forever hold it in high regard!
- anonymous, 27th June
Delicious beyond compare!
- Duncan MacLaren, 23rd June
Price & quality can't be beaten here.
- AMH, Espoo, Finland, 5th Nov '13
One of the best entry level.. my favourite one
- Timurhan Camadan, 31st Oct '13
I was sceptical about sherry finishes and Speyside generally. I've always loved my smoke. This is a wonderful introduction to the softer style of malt. A bottle to put on the table and not risk offending anyone's taste.
- Irish Mike, 13th Oct '13
have to disagree with reviewers who say it's not as good as it was, also don't think this is an entry level whisky, it's much better than that, batch no 4 of the balvenie signature is great but there is not much between them for me.
- James Dickson, 30th Mar '12
Not overly complex and good enough to decant and share after dinner.
However, as I try more and more malts with increasingly complex flavours, I do find it harder and harder to go back and enjoy Balvenie DW.
It’s a great introduction whiskey. In the same 12yo class, and better than, Glenffidich, Glenmorangie, Old Pultney and Jura.
Spend an extra £2 and go for the Signature, it's in a different league altogether.
- Jamie H, 9th Mar '12
On palate quite sharp and sherry sweet, not much complexity. If I recall this malt used to be much better.
- Mikko, 8th Mar '12
After Founders reserve 10yr being the benchmark i didn't like (2009) Flavours being too strong. Revisited early 2012 and time really does this malt justice. Beautifully balanced flavours and smooth long finish. buy two bottles, one to drink and one to keep as this is surely a future classic.
- Mark the Malt, 30th Jan '12
This is it for me exceptional taste Bring it on ;-)
- JimJims ;-), 29th Jan '12
Great 'entry level' single malt, far superior to many of the more expensive and older 'well known' brands. Should always have a bottle of this in the collection.
- Andy Mack, 10th Dec '11
Not too sure when compare to the Balvenie 14 Year Old Golden Cask Rum Finish which is very good (in my opinion)
- Ran, 3rd Nov '11
Balvennie 12 doublewood, Clynelish 14yo , Old Pulteney 12yo, they are all in my cupboard at home. A hard choice to make when i fancy a tipple but the doublewood usually gets my vote.
- Richard F, 1st Nov '11
Enjoyed this almost as much as the Cardhu and preferred it to the Dalwhinnie 15 which was that bit too intense for me. This is bittersweet and has a nice long finish. For me one of the top five speys I've tried.
- James D., 23rd Jun '11
This one is quite possibly the best way to get someone hooked on single malts. Outstanding balance of flavours, so rich and satisfying.
- Manu, 23rd Jun '11
I was given a bottle of doublewood by my son for fathers day, I had not hsd ther pleasure of tasting this fine malt prior to. I have been missing a true scottish nectar thats or sure. Haw anyonyone can achieve such a warm melow rich drink from barley I will never know.Keep it up Balvenie.
- Malmalt, 21st Jun '11
A classic dram that goes down smooth, if you dont want to spend more cash for GL archive 21 then this is the way to go.
- MaltmanSwe, 29th Apr '11
This is a great dram to introduce s friend to Single malts
- BC, 2nd Apr '11
Very fine malt, the bottle was empty much too soon
- Harrie, the Netherlands, 20th Feb '11
Hello,on DoubleWood lives the best balans of taste I´ve met. And I've been drinking a lot, and many kind of malt whiskeys.. this is suiteble for every situation man need's a whisky. Thanks for that !; finnish kimmo
- kimmo (Finnish malt-whiskey drinker); You will meet me when shall I arrive in Balvenies factories ;) on spring 2011 ?, 26th Dec '10