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DOUBLEWOOD 17-YEAR-OLD SINGLE MALT Speyside, Sherry Cask Finish
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE BALVENIE
Medium light golden yellow colour. Intense, fairly spicy, gently honeyed, ripe plum puree nose with some caramel notes. Dry, medium bodied, harmonious, slightly spicy, ripe plum-caramel flavours with a lingering, fairly intense, bright, honeyed-caramel finish. Aged for 17 years in ex-Bourbon casks before finishing up for a final few months in European Sherry casks. Speyside whiskies are considered to be Scotlandís lightest, sweetest single malts. Last appeared in Vintages (***) on June 27, 2015 at $199.95. CSPC 280099
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent PMA Can
Country Scotland
Rating ***(93 points)
Spicy, Smooth, Honeyed, Caramel
LCBO Note Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: ... 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) (Tom Cannavan & Gavin D. Smith, whisky-pages.com) Price $ 200.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 31, 2015
Cases bought 92 (6 bottles per case)

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