Balvenie Doublewood 17YO + Caribbean Cask 14YO (2 x 700ml)
Balvenie's elder sibling to DoubleWood 12 Year Old, shares similar characteristics to their most popular expression but has a distinctly different taste, with deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple, creamy toffee and a lovely richness and complexity. 'Cask Finishing' - the defining technique of Balvenie DoubleWood, involves the Whisky matured first in American oak casks and then in European oak sherry casks, each adding their own character to the Scotch.
For the Caribbean Cask, a terrific single malt from The Balvenie. This Speysider was initially aged in traditional oak casks before it was finished in casks which previously held Caribbean rum, imparting some extra sweetness and warmth to the whisky. In fact, to create it, Balvenie malt master David C. Stewart made his very own blend of West Indian rums, filled it into casks, and then eventually replaced the rum in said casks with Balvenie's whisky! The fabulous result is a well-rounded whisky with notes of toffee, fruit and vanilla.
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