The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Years Old
09.06.20161 Min Read — In Review

A single malt scotch whisky distilled at The Balvenie distillery in Banffshire, Scotland.

The Balvenie DoubleWood acquires its complex taste from its maturation in two different types of oak cask.

Whiskey Oak

Many years of maturation in traditional whisky casks mellows the maturing spirit and imparts warming layers of vanilla spiciness

Sherry Oak

Further maturation in European oak sherry casks increases complexity bringing fruity honeyed depths to the resulting single malt.

About the distillery

The Balvenie distillery has been owned and managed by the same independent family company for five generations. Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows it's own barley, still malts in its own traditional floor maltings and still employs a team of coopers to tend to all the casks and a coppersmith to maintain the stills.


StyleSingle Malt

Our Score



"Very delicious, very sweet and very smooth"

"So so smooth"

"Absolutely delicious"

"Super sweet"

"Really easy to drink"

"The bottle is a great shape"

"Sweet and seductive"

"Quite alluring"

"Delicious sweet character, it's gentle"

"Do not open with water or add ice, it's already great don't ruin it."


This is a fantastic whisky! It ticks all the right boxes. It's sweet and yet still complex. If you're looking for a great aged single malt this is a really great option and very affordable for a 12 year old.