Introduced in 1993, the DoubleWood 12 was birthed from a method pioneered by The Balvenie's Malt Master, David Stewart, in 1982—a technique now widely recognized as 'wood finishing'.

To craft The Balvenie DoubleWood, David Stewart MBE begins with whisky aged for at least 12 years in traditional whisky containers, consisting of American Oak ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads. This is subsequently transitioned to Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks, where it remains for an added nine months.

Following this, the whisky is shifted to large oak receptacles, known as "tuns", for a period spanning 3-4 months. This crucial step allows the distinct whiskies from separate casks to seamlessly "marry" together.

Owing its unique profile to maturation in dual wood types, The Balvenie DoubleWood single malt whisky imbibes varied attributes at each phase. The conventional casks infuse it with a subtle, delicate character; the sherry wood imparts depth and a rich flavour palette; and the concluding stint in the tuns ensures a harmonious blend of the whiskies.

Tasting Note by Balvenie:
Nose: Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey and vanilla.
Palate: Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours ~ nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.
Finish: Long and Warming.


  • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region: Speyside
  • Country: Scotland
  • Brand/Distillery: Balvenie
  • Cask Type: Refill American Oak Cask | First Fill European Oak Sherry Cask
  • Age: 12 Year Old
  • Volume: 70cl
  • ABV: 40%
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Double Cask Maturation

After its initial maturation in traditional American oak barrels, which imparts soft, sweet vanilla flavours, the DoubleWood then undergoes additional ageing in European oak sherry casks, enhancing its profile with rich, spicy notes.

Flavour Profile

The DoubleWood is celebrated for its well-balanced and complex flavour profile. The double cask maturation process results in a harmonious blend of flavours, featuring notes of dried fruit, nuts, and spices from the sherry casks, complemented by the buttery and honey characteristics from the American oak barrels.

Creation by David C. Stewart MBE

Created by Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE, who has been with The Balvenie since 1962, this expression stands as one of the most cherished and renowned in The Balvenie range. His pioneering approach to cask finishing highlights his expertise and creativity in whisky craftsmanship.

Signature Expression

Since its introduction in 1993, the DoubleWood has become a cornerstone of The Balvenie’s portfolio, embodying the distillery’s dedication to craftsmanship, tradition, and innovation. Its popularity and acclaim make it a staple for both new and seasoned whisky enthusiasts.

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Matt S. (Oldham, GB)
Great whiskey

My whiskey of choice, for some reason I’m can’t seem to buy it locally anymore. JPHA are well priced and quick with delivery times

Ian C. (Galashiels, GB)
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David P. (Hassocks, GB)
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Dave N. (Glasgow, GB)
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Iain F. (Edinburgh, GB)

This is my favourite of the sub £50 Balvennie.
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