Bowmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky 70cl
To make The Balvenie DoubleWood, David Stewart MBE takes whisky that has spent at least 12 years in traditional whisky casks, American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads, and moves it to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks for an additional nine months.
The whisky is then transferred to large oak vessels called “tuns” for 3-4 months to allow the whiskies from individual casks to “marry”.
The Balvenie DoubleWood single malt whisky gains its distinctive character from being matured in two different wood types. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt whisky.
The traditional casks soften and add delicate character, the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour and the final few months in our tuns allow the whiskies to marry harmoniously.
Introducing Balvenie 12 Year Single Malt Whisky, a true testament to the artistry and dedication that goes into crafting exceptional Scotch whisky. Situated in the heart of Speyside, Scotland, the Balvenie distillery has been producing whiskies of unparalleled quality since 1892, and the Balvenie 12 Year is no exception.
This exquisite single malt begins its journey with the careful selection of the finest locally grown barley, which is then malted and smoked over traditional peat fires. The malted barley is ground into a fine grist and combined with pure water sourced from the nearby Robbie Dhu springs, renowned for their crispness and purity. This combination of high-quality ingredients lays the foundation for the exceptional flavors that unfold throughout the aging process.
Balvenie 12 Year is aged in a combination of traditional oak casks and European oak sherry casks, carefully handpicked by the Balvenie Malt Master. Over the course of 12 years, the whisky matures in these casks, allowing it to develop a rich, complex character and absorb the subtle nuances of the wood. This careful aging process ensures a whisky that is both balanced and full of depth.
On the nose, Balvenie 12 Year entices with its warm and inviting aroma. Notes of honey, vanilla, and toffee emerge, hinting at the sweetness that awaits. As you take your first sip, the velvety smoothness envelops your palate, delivering a symphony of flavors. The richness of honey and butterscotch is complemented by hints of dried fruits and spices, creating a beautifully balanced profile that lingers, leaving a satisfying warmth.
The Balvenie 12 Year is a whisky meant to be savored, appreciated, and shared on special occasions. Whether enjoyed neat or with a splash of water, it reveals different layers of complexity with each sip. Its smoothness and approachability make it an excellent choice for both whisky enthusiasts and those new to the world of single malts.
The bottle design of Balvenie 12 Year reflects the whisky’s timeless elegance and heritage. The iconic shape, adorned with the Balvenie logo and embellishments, captures the essence of the distillery’s commitment to tradition and craftsmanship. Displayed prominently on your shelf or given as a thoughtful gift, the bottle is a testament to the exceptional whisky contained within.
Balvenie 12 Year Single Malt Whisky embodies the passion, expertise, and time-honored traditions that have made Balvenie a respected name in the whisky industry. With its remarkable flavors, velvety texture, and exceptional aging, this whisky transports you to the lush landscapes of Speyside, where the art of whisky-making is cherished and celebrated. Indulge in the timeless elegance of Balvenie 12 Year, and discover a whisky that captures the essence of Scotland in every sip.
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