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The Balvenie Double Wood Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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The Balvenie Double Wood

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
Double Wood
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
Worldwide

Dave Broom

Nose
Immediate complexity with notes of honeycomb and old-fashioned beeswax polish. In time,sultana. Good weight with super-ripe dark fruits. A lift of sulphur adds interest. With water, there's wax crayon. Substantial.
Palate
Medium weight with good rich,sweet start. Soft-centred mixing plum,light grip and a raisined note. Balanced.
Finish
Long sweet and gentle.
Comment
A class act and a finish which works.

Rob Allanson

Nose
Very mellow with instant honey and vanilla with the distant notes of orange fruit and heather. A vague chocolate and coconut hint. A little sherry.
Palate
Big bold sweetness mixed with a little oaky hit.
Finish
Long,tingling,smooth and wonderfully warming.
Comment
A luxurious malt that goes well after dinner to finish the night off.
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