The first time I tried this it was my first dive into whiskies of this region and ended up enjoying a few too many glasses with my dad alongside his Laphroaig. I was given this DoubleWood 12 as a present. In accordance with the New York State Liquor Authority, all orders for spirits must be placed with a licensed New York spirits retailer. The numbing finish presented bittersweet cocoa that trailed off into an herbal, fatty note à la fenneled genoa salami. Newcomer to single malt whisky and this is my favourite so far. The initial palate impressions are vanilla, brown sugar, and a little spice. They still operate a working malting floor to produce a minimal portion of their annual malted barley requirements a rarity for distilleries today.
I seem to remember that it didn't impress me much at the time. Pallet is way better and a tad sweeter. The two distilleries are located next door to each other. This is an easy recommendation for a new Scotch drinker. Palate: Fresh red fruits - cherries and raspberries - combine with sponge-cake mix and cinnamon and a sprinkling of black pepper. Caught in my throat a bit, but it was a good experience. Got this for a 60th birthday present and it is very, very nice.
On the palate, the whisky is dry with a slight hint of pepper. The finish is silky and medium-to-long, with a lingering honeyed flavor of caramel and vanilla set against a background of dried fruit. I think we have a pretty similar opinion of it. How could you not like this one? The nose is now far more supple and inviting. Slight peat and spicy pear on the finish, dry but not long.
During the malting process, the barley is turned up to four times a day in order to ensure that it germinates evenly Balvenie is the only single malt Scotch whisky distillery that continues to grow and malt its own barley. The new 2017 bottling scored by the same six tasters came in at an 87. This is a definitive Speyside represent. It won't scare a beginner away--my first Scotch tasting was a Laphroig, perpetrated as a trick by an uncle with a dubious sense of humor; that first sip sadly kept me away from all Scotches, even bland blends, for nearly a decade. The balance is sourced from commercial malt suppliers. On the tongue it was good, just enough peat to be fun, but a little rough at times.
The sherry influence is discreet and combines really well with the Balvenie style. It fills your mouth and the flavor coats your entire palate, not just the specific sensory buds on the tip of your tongue and back of your throat. A C- is two stars. This site is for drinks lovers and givers; an online platform they can visit to read and enjoy great stories about spirits, their histories and the faces behind the labels. The milk chocolate and musky wood as faded. Smooth and delightful; enjoyable on a fall evening in Maine when the grandchildren have gone home or they are asleep and it's just the misses and me. Delighted, I will definitely try the other drams from Balvenie.
The Balvenie 12 Double Wood gets its name from the barreling process it goes through before reaching the bottle. Nous vous invitons à faire vos achats en succursale pendant ces deux jours. It is really a great whisky and one that I will buy from time to time. The palate is undeniably smooth, but overpowered with medicinal notes reminiscent of cough syrup. Palate: Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours — nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry. The oak and the sherry are most evident on the nose. A comfort dram, if you will.
Though I've tasted different scotches before, this was my first bottle of scotch that I've bought. This is one of them. We have scored the 2014 bottling seven different times between us in the Proper Pour Whisk e y Club— twice known for me and twice completely blind; for Jeremy, he tasted the 2014 known twice and blind once. I would expect more bite from a more expensive scotch, but at forty bills, the vanilla and inoffensive flavor profile are just what I want. Thats exactly what this is: safe, cozy and reliable.
The Balvenie DoubleWood single malt whisky gains its distinctive character from being matured in two different wood types. These barrels both lend different qualities to the malt and make for a well-rounded and satisfying dram. The finish is dry and warming. The palate is smooth and mellow, with nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of Sherry, while the finish is long and warming. They can only produce, however, about 10% to 15% of their malt needs. The more I had it the more I started to love it.
Slight spiciness kicks in at the end. Very pleasant nose with distinct Sherry and Oak throughout, mid tones of treacle and a base of lemon and orange. Comments like these one are proof of that. Whisky Advocate says: What difference does toasting, but not charring, a barrel make? Fresh coconut meat, caramel oak, buttery malt, and pound cake. By the way, it won't break the bank.
The taste is more of that with some good sweetness to it. William Grant founded the Balvenie distillery in 1892. In addition to an onsite cooperage, Balvenie Distillery has the longest serving Malt Master in the industry, David Stewart. Love scotch, bourbon, or American single malt? The 12 Year is a great addition to your Scotch collection. Light and airy, but packed with high notes of every description.