Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood Sample

3cl / 40%
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Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood Sample
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One of the classic after-dinner malts, Balvenie DoubleWood is aged firstly in bourbon casks which softens and adds character, while a second maturation in sherry casks adds extra richness and complexity. A high-class dram.
The Perfect Measure
12 Year Old
Cask Type
Sherry Finish

This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:

Product name

Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood



  • 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.

89 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    3 days ago

    This is a perfect pre dinner drink. If these negative reviews are correct, perhaps they were inbibing a bit too much?

  • 1
    12 November

    Save your mo ey and nuy something else, thin one dimensional and finish....what finish. Perhaps on of the worst i've ever had.

  • 3
    28 October

    Underwhelmed by this one. Great introductory dram. Very mild. I expected more character, after reading various reviews. Highland Park 12 offers much more complexity and depth, for the money. If you’re new to single malts, or just enjoy all sweet and no peat or smoke, you’ll enjoy this one.

  • 5
    27 October

    Excellent smooth appealing taste . Tried for the 1st time , and now I’ve found a whisky that has a perfect taste and balance . Drunk neat as any worthy whiskey should be , I can only say good things .

  • 5
    14 October

    Like warm hay on a dewdrop summer day, naaah I just like the taste of it, smooth more like a good Brandy than a whiskey

  • 5
    4 September

    Packaged well shipping was fast exceptional taste

  • 5
    9 August

    My favorite whiskey! The cherry oak gives the whiskey a great color and an amazing taste.

  • 5
    9 July

    I am fairly new to scotch but this may very well be the best tasting single malt I've tried thus far. Sweet, rich, and full flavor. Decent price point here in Canada. Will buy more.

  • 3
    1 July

    Overrated for the price. A little bit bitter.

  • 5
    25 June

    I absolutely adore this whisky. For the price point, the quality is unparalleled in its complexity.

  • 5
    22 June

    Thoroughly enjoyed the Balvenie Double wood.

  • 5
    7 June

    Excellent whiskey!!

  • 5
    29 May

    I love The Balvennie Doublewood. I Can't wait to try The Carribean Cask. It's like family! True and trusted. Outguns much more expensive tipples. Went to Bloisdales recently and was fazed by their scotch directory. It was like a phone book. Chose my old favourite and it was like meeting up with an old friend ! ! ! A top scotch

  • 5
    21 May

    Nice & smooth.

  • 4
    21 April

    I still think Macallan might be smoother to drink neat, but this is an outstanding value and, I think, a step up from slightly-generic labels like Glenfiddich and Glenlivet. I'll always have a soft spot for those whiskies but The Balvenie is something special.

  • 4
    15 April

    I'm a fan. Goes down smooth, awesome flavors. For the price, it can't be beat.

  • 4
    13 April

    Good value for the money.

  • 4
    5 March

    Great scotch! I brought a 5cl miniature bottle last week and really enjoyed it! Huge honey, malt and sherry style fruits coming through.. perfect for sipping with friends in front of the fire.. if it's ever on offer I'll make sure I buy a bottle! (Or two.. I can see this going down quite quickly in my house!) great stuff

  • 4
    9 February

    One of our best with my son.

  • 3
    7 February

    Overbearing sweetness kills everything else and not really worth the price tag of around ?37. If you like syrupy sweetness in your whisky go for Johnnie Walker Black Label instead and pay between 10 and 17 pounds less.

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