The Balvenie Scotch Single Malt 17 Year Doublewood
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  • pear
  • apple
  • raisin
  • honey
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • oak
  • sweet

The Balvenie

Scotch Single Malt 17 Year Doublewood (0.75l, 43%)

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Character Goatson
A seventeen year old Single Malt aged in two different casks.

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 flavor 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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Appearance / Color
Golden amber

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Honey and slightly spiced caramel.

Flavor / 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.
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  • pear
  • apple
  • raisin
  • honey
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • oak
  • sweet
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Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
The Balvenie sits directly across from Glenfiddich, and they share the same water source -- the Robbie Dubh stream -- that runs into the Fiddich River.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
The Balvenie sits directly across from Glenfiddich, and they share the same water source -- the Robbie Dubh stream -- that runs into the Fiddich River.
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