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The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old

DoubleWood 12 was launched in 1993, using a process designed by our Malt Master David Stewart in 1982, now commonly known as ‘wood finishing’.

It gains its distinctive character from being matured in two different wood types – 12 years in traditional whisky casks, American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, before finishing in Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months.

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.


NOSE: Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.

TASTE: Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.

FINISH Long and Warming.

Selected Episodes : The Balvenie 12 Year Old Doublewood

Episode 3: Braci

Handcrafting Inspirations: Mirko Febbrile Envisions Modern Italian Cuisine with Whisky Notes

Watch Mirko Febbrile of one-MICHELIN-star Braci as he envisions a new Italian cuisine based on authenticity and craftsmanship and its pairing with The Balvenie.

Episode 6: Tippling Club

Handcrafting Innovations: Tippling Club on Teamwork and Inspired Whisky Pairings

Rooted in teamwork and the craft of innovative cuisine, Tippling Club’s Ryan Clift, Ayo Adeyemi, and Andrew Loudon create playful dishes complemented with inspired whisky pairings by The Balvenie.

Episode 7: Thevar

Handcrafting Modernity: Mano Thevar Gives New Meaning to Indian Food

At MICHELIN-Starred Thevar, heritage flavours of Indian culture are bridged with modern culinary techniques. Together with The Balvenie, two dishes are paired with crafted whiskies to delight and surprise the palate.

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