Balvenie 17 Year Old DoubleWood

  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 43%

Balvenie 17 Year Old / DoubleWood

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Product Description

Another fantastic invention from the workbench of Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart – a 17-year-old version of the bestselling DoubleWood. Still initially matured in 'whisky oak' casks before being switched to sherry wood to finish, the extra years give it extra depth without being overpowering.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Note by Tim F

    • Nose

      Patisserie aromas, in fact this resembles nothing so much as a good-quality doughnut, complete with icing sugar & gooey strawberry jam; then a heavy dollop of vanilla and the first hint of sherry, in the form of raisin ice cream drizzled with honey, and of course oak - fresh timber and autumn leaves. Very appealing.

    • Palate

      Now the sherry influence is more prominent with cakey dried fruit (date, raisin) mingling with apple pie aromas. The main difference with the 12yo, though, is that here the oak is centre-stage. Naturally, as this is a Balvenie, it's very good oak, with big creamy vanilla, polished wood, a bite of oakspices (clove, cinnamon) and a hint of dry liquorice.

    • Finish

      Medium-length, gently drying with a kick of spice.

    • Comment

      Fans of the 12yo will like this a lot. It's far too well-mannered to be a moody teenager, but Doublewood 17yo shows significantly greater depth of character than its happy-go-lucky younger sibling. It's still great fun, though. A hit.

  • Tasting note by Billy A

    • Nose

      Polished wood, cake spice, Danish pastries, dessicated coconut, vanilla cream, Cadbury’s Fruit and Nut bars, and a little bit of tropical fruit at the back – mango, maybe?.

    • Palate

      Oily mouthfeel, soft sweet caramel, lightly spiced wood, good apple pie (stewed apples, lightly sweetened pastry and a few raisins thrown in for good measure), a cinnamon tingle and a hint of Mars Milk.

    • Finish

      Sweet and fruity with a touch of fruit polish. Lingering rich caramel turns slowly to good old wood.

    • Comment

      Spicy Mars Milk? I’m in.

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Customer Reviews

4.5 (28 Reviews)

  • 5


    excellent whiskey

  • 5

    Bill The Dram Man Stephen,

    We celebrated Christmas with a bottle of Balvenie 17 year old double wood very smooth after that bottle was finish we tried the triple three cask sixteen years very nice but not so smooth !!

  • 5


    Bought this as a present for a Scottish gentleman with many years of whiskey experience! He said it was the best whiskey he had ever had!

  • 5


    I bought a sample bottle of this recently and I absolutely loved it. Full of flavor, the 43% gives it that really nice refreshing/cooling feeling on the finish which I love.

  • 5

    William MacGregor,

    I have had Balvenie 17year old once before when on holiday in the West Highlands of Scotland. Excellent stuff and in my opinion one of the best. I would recommend it to anyone who appreciates a good Whisky.