The Balvenie

Doublewood Aged 17 Years

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 108
Specifications
Brand: The Balvenie
Expression: Doublewood Aged 17 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Fresh blackcurrant juice, Play-Doh, a note of freshly sawn pine and someEvostick and liquorice spice.
Palate: Spiced baked apple, lemon juice, cinnamon bark and vanilla.
Finish: Lingering notes of vanilla and spiced apple.
Comment: Some intriguing spice and fruit here, with a backbone of oak.
8.1
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Very shy at first, gentle mown grass notes, plain flour, melted butter, freshwood shavings and wool skins.
Palate: Sweet and malty, still very gentle. Raspberry meringue with maple syrup and some wood spices.
Finish: Spices suddenly explode and tannins give great grip and warmth.
Comment: Nothing gives away that finish.
7.9
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