The Balvenie Scotch Single Malt 17 Year Doublewood
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Balvenie
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch
  • Alcohol 43%
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  • pear
  • apple
  • raisin
  • honey
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • oak
  • sweet

Balvenie

The Scotch Single Malt 17 Year Doublewood (0.75l, 43%)
Price $181.99

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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.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Balvenie
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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
There are more than 120 active distilleries in Scotland. Of those, only six have their own malting floor, and Balvanie is one of them.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
There are more than 120 active distilleries in Scotland. Of those, only six have their own malting floor, and Balvanie is one of them.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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