In the making of The Balvenie DoubleWood, whisky that has spent at least 12 years in traditional whisky casks, American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads is moved to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months. This is then transferred to large oak vessels called “tuns” for 3-4 months to allow the whiskies from individual casks to “marry”.
The Balvenie DoubleWood single malt whisky are matured in two different wood types which gives its distinctive characteristics. 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 and the final few months in our tuns allow the whiskies to marry harmoniously.
Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.
Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.