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DOUBLEWOOD 17 YEARS OLD SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKy Sherry Cask Finish
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE BALVENIE
Medium light golden yellow colour. Intense, gently spicy, honeyed, ripe plum puree nose with some caramel notes. Dry, medium bodied, harmonious, slightly spicy, ripe plum-caramel flavours with a lingering, fairly intense, honeyed-caramel finish. Aged for 17 years in ex-Bourbon casks before finishing up for a final few months in European Sherry casks. Last appeared in Vintages (***) on March 2, 2013 at $167.95 and was an Explorer Selection which is still currently available. CSPC 280099
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent PMA Can
Country Scotland
Region
Rating ***(92 points)
Smooth Honeyed Caramel
LCBO Note Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selecti on!
TASTING NOTE: The Balvenie's 12-year-old DoubleWood has proved to be extremely successful, and to coincide with Malt Master David Stewart's 50 years of service with distiller owners William Grant & Sons Ltd, a new 17-year-old variant has just been launched, created by the Malt Master himself. The whisky in question spent 17 years maturing in ex-Bourbon casks before a final few months of European Sherry cask maturation, and the outcome is a quintessential Balvenie, slightly silkier and more profound than its younger sibling. Honey, malt, vanilla, unripe bananas and green apples on the nose. Smooth and well-mannered. The palate majors in fresh fruits, vanilla, creamy spices and cloves. The finish is medium to long, with more honey and vanilla, plus aniseed and warming oak. Score - 4 Stars (out of 5) (Gavin D. Smith & Tom Cannavan, whisky-pages.com, Undated) Price $ 199.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 13, 2014
Cases bought 89 (6 bottles per case)

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