I would say I am an intermediate scotch drinker at this point. I do have a lot of Scotland in my dna though (Cunningham) so I believe I have a good pallet for the peat and i truly enjoy it. Although I have not worked up to the really strong Scotch yet, it can taste like medicine to me if the peat is too overwhelming. This one is a very smooth and mild. Excellent choice if you're trying to introduce someone to scotch for the 1st time. I can enjoy it neat or on the rocks. Obviously chilled makes it smoother. The double cask seems to give it a really mellow vibe. I will definitely keep a bottle of this in my cabinet for sure.
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Scotch Whisky /43% ABV / Scotland
- Scotch Whisky
- Years Aged
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types. Over the period of maturation, it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt, whilst the traditional casks soften and adds character and the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavor. On the nose there is sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry, layered with honey and vanilla. Taste is a smooth mellow single malt of beautifully combined flavors – nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry, all encompassed in a long and warming finish. Best enjoyed neat, on the rocks or with a splash of water to expand the flavor. The Balvenie is dedicated to the five rare crafts that are used to create The Balvenie’s distinctive taste. It is the only distillery that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both coppersmiths and coopers on site – making The Balvenie one of the most handcrafted of malts. The Balvenie is a unique range of single malt whiskies produced in Dufftown, Scotland’s Speyside region. Created by internationally renowned Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE, each variant in the range has its own unique taste, while still maintaining the recognizable undertones of the distinctively rich, smooth and honeyed character of The Balvenie. It has won awards at numerous international competitions, including an Outstanding Achievement in The Scotch Whisky Industry Award for David C. Stewart MBE at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition. Handcrafted to be enjoyed responsibly.View all products by The BalvenieCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Nichole Berrieault-Doss.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer abrahama2Reviewed at thebalvenie.comReviewed at thebalvenie.com
One of the best 12 yr scotches very smooth very complex easily a good starter for people just getting into whiskey not peaty and for the price I think it's one of the best
DennisVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Smooth and rich. Delicious.
James P.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
Great on time delivery
luisajeanbredeReviewed at thebalvenie.comReviewed at thebalvenie.com
I love this scotch so much. I got it as a gift for my birthday and I opened it up as a toast and it is the most amazing thing I've ever had.
FotisVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
One of the greatest malt at this price. You can drink it alone or with your friends. Great choice!!!
Loyce W.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
mirandaf39Reviewed at thebalvenie.comReviewed at thebalvenie.com
I'm not a Scotch connoisseur but coming from the bourbon world, I really enjoy it. It seems to be the perfect Scotch for a whiskey drinker. It's a little pricey so only for a special occasion and would also make a lovely gift for a Scotch it a whiskey drinker who wants to expand their pallet
KimberlyVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Absolutely one of the most reasonably priced world class single malts. If you haven’t tried it you can thank me later.
KalliopiVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Get it you won't be disappointed