Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood
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One of the classic after-dinner malts, Balvenie Doublewood's extra complexity and richness are a result of a second maturation in fresh sherry casks. Great stuff.
Distillery Bottling
12 Year Old
Cask Type
Sherry Finish


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Black Pepper Black Pepper
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raspberry Raspberry
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Stewed Fruit Stewed Fruit

Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Chocolate and raspberry aromas, with rich brioche and stewed cherries.

    Palate: Fresh red fruits - cherries and raspberries - combine with sponge-cake mix and cinnamon and a sprinkling of black pepper. Quite a big-flavoured dram, but balanced.

    Finish: Sweet spice, red fruits, rich sponge cake.

  • Producer's Notes

    Nose: Sweet fruit and oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.

    Palate: Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours – nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.

    Finish: Long and warming.

56 Customer Reviews

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  • 2
    17 January

    Really didn't enjoy this whisky, too sweet and unbalanced. Left quite a nasty after taste on the palate. I always try things at least twice so I hope my experience with this whisky will be better.

  • 4
    9 January

    A wonderful single malt.

  • 5
    31 December 2015

    Great stuff... Got given a bottle for Xmas. . Although I'm relatively new to the single malt club this is now my favourite, bottle is almost gone, just enough to see in the new year ??

  • 3
    22 December 2015

    it was nice, and that's it. no disrespect to other opinions and i like to think there's an 'edge' to every dram of good whiskey. with the B 12dw it just feels like it's....there. ok, thanks, see u next year then..

  • 5
    20 October 2015

    Honestly this is a Whisky you have to buy, smooth citrus honey and light oak:) a must have!!!

  • 2
    13 September 2015

    Sharp, sweet and pretty dull to me. No value for money.

  • 4
    26 July 2015

    Balanced, with a lovely honey finish. A typical Speyside Whisky, from an excellent distillery.

  • 5
    1 July 2015

    Very very nice.

  • 4
    19 June 2015

    I''m just getting into whisky. And of the few I''ve tried this is one of the better ones not too harsh and no after burn, which puts some people off whisky. Like I said before just getting into whisky and I''d say price was about right.

  • 5
    9 June 2015

    The sherry cask gives this bags of character. I could quite happily while away an evening with a friend and a bottle of this. Enticingly quaffable.

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