The Balvenie Scotch Single Malt 17 Year Doublewood

Balvenie The Balvenie Scotch Single Malt 17 Year Doublewood

(0.75l, 43.00%)


8.9/10
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$153.99
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The Balvenie Distillery was built by William Grant & Sons in 1892, giving it a long history in the art of distilling. It is found near the town of Dufftown in the Speyside region of Scotland and is still owned by William Grant & Sons today, meaning that history remains intact. The malt produced here has a fantastic Speyside character that captures both the region and the heart of the distillery itself.
 
Matured in two different casks, American Oak and then European oak Sherry casks, this is a rich and complex Whisky. With a good age statement, the oak of the barrels gives a deep sweet and spicy flavour alongside a fruitiness imparted from the Sherry casks. There is also something of a honeyed and floral taste to this expression, a characteristic it shares with its 12 Year Old counterpart.
 

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Golden amber
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Honey and slightly spiced caramel
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Fruity tang throughout, some apples and pears with dried raisins, more honey and caramel that becomes a vanilla spice, oak wood becomes more apparent
 
Finish
Thick with vanilla and fruit, good and long
Ratings & Reviews
Jeff
Jeff,
When not in the mood for bourbon
 
Wayne
Wayne,
This is a very easy to enjoy, smooth scotch. I've introduced this to many friends and have never heard anything but positive responses (even from non whisky drinkers). It is a little pricey, but definitely worth it.
 
Trevor
Trevor,
Wow. So incredibly smooth. The vanilla is very upfront, but not in a bad or boring way. And the spice will keep you smiling with every sip. A bit pricey but completely worth it.
 
Logan
Logan,
Smooth, lots of sherry and little to no smoke. A favorite of mine even though the price point is a little high.
 
Roy
Roy,
I’m not a Speyside fan, but this was pretty good. There were the strong woody tones, and a little burn on the finish, but no more so than a good bourbon. There was not a strong peat presence, just subtle.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
For me, the first taste overwhelmed with wood flavor and a little burn as mentioned, but thereafter much smoother. enjoyable
 
Angela
Angela,
Nice woody flavor, but a little too much burn
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Nice woody flavor, but a little too much burn
 
rob
rob,
Fabulous
 
Jayson
Jayson,
To me, this is one of the best. Sweet bite on the lips and smooth to the finish.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
My introduction to Scotch was Macallen 18 & Walker Blue. Purchased this based on reviews and was not disappointed. Smooooootthhh! Extremely pleased with this purchase. Will be a regular in my bar.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
I previously would gravitate towards Macallen 18 as my scotch of choice, but this has topped my list after trying various options from varying regions of Scotland. Flavor is great either neat or on ice. Price is great for the quality of Scotch. It is my home Scotch of choice. I will regularly keep it stocked in my bar.
 
Mike
Mike,
Absolutely THE BEST scotch I have ever tasted! I love it!
 
Darrin
Darrin,
I wish my palate was sufficiently trained to detect drunk of the flavors, but this scotch is quite good. A subtle change from my standard Macallen 12.
 
Ross
Ross,
has a little bite at first, but can taste the light sherry and nose is fresh.....finishes light and sweet ...a hint of sherry in the back.
 
Jason
Jason,
This is my go to scotch. Wonderful nose, great body, and easy drinking. Flavor is very relaxed and none of the notes are over powering.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Started my venture into Scotch with Macallan 18 so that became my benchmark. I tried the Balvenie 17 both neat and over ice, finding I liked both, but that they presented with different flavor profiles. I don't have a sophisticated enough palate to identify the notes of different flavors, but I can tell you that I will be purchasing another bottle of The Balvenie 17 Doublewood, bc I enjoyed it. I still get Macallan 18 when I go out for drinks, but for home, I am a fan of the Balvenie.
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
Balvenie knows how to please the pallet. This was rough but so lasting and delcious.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Spicy and sweet and enough wood to keep up with the other flavors.
 
guest
guest,
Just snagged one of these. I bought it based on the reviews I've read. Please don't fail me now. I'll get back to yas all later.
 
Matt
Matt,
Really, really good.
 
Cynthia
Cynthia,
This is my 10, you can't have any. I'm not sharing.
 
James
James,
My current go to. Wonderful on all fronts. Wonderful straight up after a long day.
 
Eric
Eric,
Loved visiting their distillery and bottling my own 17y from the cask. A great scotch, with good vanilla and a very light smokiness.
 
Ray
Ray,
A fine line in this family of Scotch royalty.
 
guest
guest,
Best scotch I’ve ever had!
 
Jason
Jason,
Smooth with bits of vanilla and caramel. Water unlocks a ton of flavors and sherry notes.
 
Eduardo
Eduardo,
Really smooth, vanilla, honey and caramel. Rich flavor with almonds and sherry notes. Long finish
 
John
John,
Just a giant hit of vanilla right off the bat. Let your glass rest for a few minutes before enjoying.
 
guest
guest,
Simply delicious. A splash of water unlocks a ton of favors. This is a hard bottle to come by, but if you see it, grab it!
 
Mike
Mike,
So far the best I have tried!!
 
guest
guest,
Coolest i have ever tried
 
Joseph
Joseph,
smooth outstanding. lots of notes. never harsh.
 
Paul
Paul,
You are going to notice a trend with me and scotch. I like a mellow, sweet taste. This bottle was pretty darn good!
 
guest
guest,
Really nice flavours but it needs ro rest because to me personal the scenses and flavours are too strong. A drup of water is essensial to me.
 
todd
todd,
Intense caramel with tobacco and oak It has a mild burn going down.
 
guest
guest,
Fantastic, just a little peat and smooth finish
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Coats the tongue like thick honey and sherry undertone. Vanilla and Carmel longer.
 
guest
guest,
It's one of my all time favorites, a little expensive for my everyday needs, but my go to for special occasions paired with a good cigar!
 
Dumitru
Dumitru,
Smooth, sweet and spicy
 
Israel
Israel,
Another fantastic scotch. The Balvenie distillery is one of those that stand out. This is one you will keep in the bar and bring it out for a toast
 
Adam
Adam,
Amazing
 
guest
guest,
Holy shitbags! This is good!
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
A clear step above others in the double cask realm. Smooth, clean and outstanding. Can't say enough good things about it, very easy drinker, even my non-whisky drinking wife likes this one!
 
Dan
Dan,
Fantastic. Bought a bottle for my wedding because I love the 12 year - and it almost ruined the 12 year for me... Did a side-by-side, and they share a lot of the same characteristics, with the 17 much smoother.
 
Corey
Corey,
Supreme quality. Quintessential Balvenie
 
Will
Will,
Absolutely love it! Smooth with a perfect balance of fire and sweet
 
guest
guest,
So smooth. Great whisky!!
 
guest
guest,
Love it
 
guest
guest,
Lovely!
 
guest
guest,
Love it
 
Joseph
Joseph,
Absolutely Amazing. Incredibly smooth.
 
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