Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

70cl / 40%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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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 The Whisky Exchange

    • Nose:

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

    • Palate:

      Cherries and raspberries combine with sponge cake, spicy cinnamon and black pepper.

    • Finish:

      Sweet spice, red fruit, rich sponge cake.

  • 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.

124 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    1 July

    Exceptionally smooth.

  • 5
    11 April


  • 5
    22 February

    Smooth, rich and fragrant. My favorite afternoon sip.

  • 5
    22 January

    Sweet from the very start then a slight bitterness builds. Orange peel and marmalade just add to the superb complexity, it has a fantastic pepper finish. A great single malt whisky, ten out of ten.

  • 5
    22 January

    Such a lovely drink. It's very friendly and approachable. This single malt is a very easy sipper, and it does go down easy. Very light on smoke, this one is more of a fruity and sweet experience, with just enough feel to keep it interesting. I dont always reach for this bottle, but it's a wonderful experience when I do.

  • 5
    2 January

    Speyside Whisky at its very best. Beautifully crafted

  • 5
    29 December 2018

    The great single malt Scotch. Yes, I really mean it!

  • 4
    7 December 2018

    Banana, Sweet fruit, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, milk chocolate, oak. A little thin at 40%, the first couple times I thought it was bland. But it grew on me. There is some complexity under this friendly veil.

  • 5
    30 November 2018

    Smooth, rich, amazing. One of the best single malts I have ever tried.

  • 5
    21 November 2018

    Best whisky I have tasted, so smooth.

  • 5
    13 November 2018

    I have a cabinet full of single malts and enjoy the diversity. Though, for years, have always had a Balvenie 12 Doublewood as my “benchmark“

  • 2
    26 October 2018

    The best whisky I've tasted

  • 5
    14 September 2018

    Very smooth and tasty, nice finish

  • 5
    4 September 2018

    Was introduced to whiskey by Woodford double oak. Hated every other whiskey I tried. Until I tried the Balvenie Doublewood. Love it just as much as Woodford double oak bourbon, but definitely a different and unique taste.

  • 5
    26 August 2018

    I recently tried this and loved the taste. It is now one of my favorites.

  • 5
    26 July 2018

    Love it! My wife got me a bottle for out wedding and its quickly becoming my favorite.

  • 5
    9 July 2018

    Best drink ever had ...NEAT!!! I think it’s the best scotch ever had in a long long time ....

  • 5
    10 June 2018

    Best tasting brand of scotch on the market!!!

  • 5
    8 June 2018

    It's one of my favorites. Though I also enjoy a good smokey dram, this tops my list for a smooth and easy sipper. A little on the sweeter side, so it's perfect while unwinding from a long day. Fruity, chocolately, almost vanilla nose with a complex finish. Highly recommend!

  • 5
    6 June 2018

    I definitely smell the chocolate. Lovely aftertaste.

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