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.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Cask Type
Sherry Finish
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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.

112 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    14 September

    Very smooth and tasty, nice finish

  • 5
    4 September

    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

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

  • 5
    26 July

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

  • 5
    9 July

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

  • 5
    10 June

    Best tasting brand of scotch on the market!!!

  • 5
    8 June

    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

    I definitely smell the chocolate. Lovely aftertaste.

  • 4
    2 June

    Great stuff, ideal after a nice strong dinner specially if red meat was involved, nice fruity flavor with certain complexity that leaves you satisfied, nice finish with no alcoholic burst, a little smoke would be the thing I miss, but overall nice and warm

  • 5
    18 May

    A dangerously smooth and well balanced whisky. An outstanding combination of sweet flavors and some spices on the end to keep things interesting. Every collection should have a bottle of Balvenie 12 doublewood. But watch the bottle drain like the fuel gauge on an Hummer.

  • 5
    28 March

    This was the richest yet smothest creamyest scotch ive had cover my palette. I always keep a couple bottles on my shelf.

  • 3
    13 March

    Familiar custard tart notes and stewed apple on the nose, quite smooth, quickly moves into a white pepper and clove finish, some dark chocolate in there too. On the whole good but not great.

  • 5
    16 February

    One of the hidden gems around this ultra smooth outstanding flavour is undoubtedly one of the finest Scottish whiskey on the market price reasonable taste stands alone cheers!

  • 5
    4 January

    Nice beginner whiskey. Not too complex, and easy drinking. Love the spicy finish.

  • 5
    2 January

    Good quality whisky. Flavours are robust. Gold colour. Favourite Scotch by far. Better than any Bourbon.

  • 5
    31 December 2017

    This is a solid, great scotch, with big, rich flavors!

  • 4
    30 December 2017

    Wonderfully sweet (almost bourbony although not like the real bourbony ones) and also complicated, with deep chocolate and leathery notes, maybe some nutty cake and stewed fruit; just spilled some down my chin while nosing for this review, a good sign, one supposes. Better-tasting than my favored glenmorangies; if less complex than some macallans, also sweeter and less dry. Must blind-compare w highland parks. Tastier than most other similar singles. Among the very very top typical sweet speysides, w/ zero peatiness.

  • 5
    29 December 2017

    Just working on a bottle of Balvenie Doublewood. I ran into this single malt with a group of friends. I had Glennmorangie 10 year to share and there was a bottle of Balvenie as well. I tried the Balvenie and fell in love with it. It was smooth and aromatic. It was a bit sweet buttery and spicy on the nose. The palate was extremely smooth and thick, very soft. It was a bit sharp but not unpleasant on the finish very warm and spicy but sweet. It is a very good dram with a lot of history and tradition. I find the price a bit steep but it has been dropping a bit. Still it is well worth the $$ to have some at the above price I recommend it to a newer scotch drinker that may want a sweet soft malt that has unique flavor and character. Remember a life in kilts is the best life to have

  • 5
    28 December 2017

    Smooth taste

  • 4
    28 December 2017

    hot glass pour whisky.. drink it warm thats how i like it.... very nice:)

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