Thursday, 9 July 2009

The Balvenie – DoubleWood 12

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Continuing on into my scotch reserves, this week I cracked open The Balvenie DoubleWood.  This is a $60 bottle whose relationship to my former go-to scotch (Balvenie 10) held expectations high.

The first whiff had a strong sherry aroma which was a bit off-putting but I dove in for more.  I can only describe the taste as plum-like.  Very strange.  Can’t say I’m a fan of it.  The after-taste lingers but doesn’t have the fascinating duel of the Glendronach double cask.

Overall, a solid scotch but definitely a second or third tier selection.  A sit-down, think things over, kind of bottle.  It’s unique but won’t be a regular.

Plummy.  3 shots.

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