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.