The Balvenie 17 Year Old Doublewood
The Balvenie 17 year old Doublewood is matured first in American oak barrels, which impart soft sweet vanilla notes, before being transferred to European oak sherry casks, where the second cask ageing adds rich spicy flavours and a depth and fullness of flavour.
The nose is elegant and complex with oak, vanilla, honeyed sweetness and a hint of green apple. The palate is filled with sweet dried fruits, sherbet spice, toasted almonds and cinnamon. The finish is full of vanilla oak, honey and a spicy sweetness.
In 1892, work began on converting the 18th century mansion “Balvenie New House” into a distillery. The first distillation at the new Balvenie distillery took place on 01 May 1893.
The Balvenie is one of only 6 remaining distilleries in Scotland to malt, kiln, ferment, distil and mature their whisky all on site at the distillery. In the malting house, the malt men still turn the barley by hand up to 4 times a day, until it is ready.
The malt is then kiln dried using anthracite and the perfect amount of peat, adding further complexity to the whisky.