DoubleWood is an excellent example of the Balvenie distillery.
This one gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types.
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|Nose||Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.|
|Taste||Smooth, nutty sweetness, cinnamon and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.|
To make The Balvenie DoubleWood, David Stewart MBE takes whisky that has spent at least 12 years in traditional whisky casks, American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, and moves it to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months.
The whisky is then transferred to large oak vessels called “tuns” for 3-4 months.
Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt whisky. The traditional casks soften and add delicate character, the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour.