Day 16 of the Drinks by the Dram WhiskyAdvent Calendar 2015. If someone asks me what whisky they should buy as a step up from the average blend or the one single malt they have ever tasted, I normally advise to have a look at the Balvenie 12yo DoubleWood.
40% abv, €35, single malt
sweet, vanilla, honey, floral, honeycomb, fresh, slightly sour red berries, citrus, pomelo, yellow grapefruit, raisins, fresh herbs, basil, thyme
sweet, creamy, honey, citrus, pomelo, herbs, basil
medium long, gentle, creamy, sweet, vanilla, fruity, apples, citrus, oranges
a great example as a daily dram. We try to always have a bottle in our cabinet.
After being matured in ex-Bourbon
casks for at least 12 years, this has received a finish of six to twelve months in ex-Oloroso Sherry
.many thanks to the kind people of Drinks by the Dram to let us review their 2015 advent calendar