Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood

Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood
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Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWoodBalvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood
Winning bid: £30.00
Lot number: 079-1988

Built by the Grant family in Dufftown, and situated next door to sister distillery Glenfiddich, Balvenie is at the heart of Grant's range of blends. Despite their proximity and shared water source, the style of spirit produced by the pair are quite different, with Balvenie producing a sweeter, more honeyed and very lightly peated new make spirit.

It wasn't until 1990, when Kininvie distillery was able to shoulder some of the responsibility for blending stock production, that Balvenie was really able to push forward as a single malt. The distillery quickly distinguished itself through use of innovative maturation processes, and was a pioneer of cask "finishing" with the introduction of it's DoubleWood expression in 1993. Balvenie is also one of the few remaining distilleries still using on site maltings, although today this only meets a small percentage of its requirements.

After an initial period of maturation in Bourbon casks, the DoubleWood is transferred to Sherry casks to add some spicy, dried fruit notes to is flavour profile.

Age: 12 years old

Cask Type: Bourbon & Sherry wood

40% ABV / 70cl

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Featured in: The 79th Auction (October 27 – November 5, 2017)
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