Exploring the world of Single Malt Scotches

Balvenie Doublewood 17

Balvenie Doublewood 17- The world seems mad for anything hand crafted these days….well here is a prime example for your holiday season.  The extremely patient distillers grow their own barley, use traditional floor malting, employ artisan barrel coopers,  and have honest to goodness coppersmiths tending to the stills, and what century is this again?  All of these elements drive home their point like a well placed tranquilizer dart.  The Whisky is aged first in traditional oak and then sleeps in Sherry oak casks until its 17th birthday.  Rich amber in color with a woody citrus flavor, this jewel of a Scotch is a stellar achievement with a spicy and luxuriously lingering finish.  Saint Nick would be well advised to pack the sleigh full and leave this Speyside under my tree…..highly recommended and rated an 8.5.Balvenie Doublewood 17LR

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4 responses

  1. scott/NJ whiskey fan

    Balvenie Doublewood. I love the stuff. While I never tried the 17 yr old you reviewed the original double wood was the very first bottle of good single malt I ever purchased. It is a great tasting smooth and wonderful scotch. I will seek this one out.

    December 3, 2013 at 6:19 am

  2. Excellent, thanks for the comment Scott.

    December 3, 2013 at 9:04 am

  3. Todd Mierzwiak

    Ken,
    Sounds delicious!! I just cracked open a Balvenie doublewood the other night. Very nice !! Sounds like my wish list just grew.

    December 4, 2013 at 6:33 am

  4. Good move on your part, this is a very well crafted single malt…. thanks Todd

    December 4, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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