Bruichladdict wrote:If I'm not mistaken, the Balvenie did change the packaging text to change from "a second maturation in sherry oak" to "a further few months in sherry casks". Some of us have wondered what exactly this means...is the finishing period shorter now...this might explain your vatting.
The last time I enjoyed the DW, it was lovely. I'm now reticent to pick up another bottle!
Thank you for all of your comments, my bottle says "a second maturation in sherry oak" but since I never had the original I have nothing to compare with. I did however receive this e-mail from a rep which made me happy:
Dear Mr. Fountotos,
Thank you for your recent communication regarding a bottle of Balvenie 12yo Doublewood Malt Whisky.
Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.
I write now to confirm that a full investigation into this matter is currently being conducted.
To enable us to carry out the investigation, if you still have the sample, I would be obliged if you could inform me of your address so that I can arrange for our distributor in your area to send you a replacement bottle and uplift the offending sample for us to analyse.
In the meantime, thank you for bringing this matter to my attention. I hope that you will continue to enjoy and support our company's products.
Quality Team Member
William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd
Direct +44 1698 57 3595
Since I work in a lab and we do FA all the time, this sounds really cool!