Balvenie 12 Year Old Triple Cask Whisky 1 l
- Alcoholic strength:
- 40 %
Price per liter: € 58.79/l
The Balvenie 12 Year Old Triple Cask matured in first-fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry casks
At the Balvenie Distillery using different kinds of barrels during the whisky maturation almost seems like a habit. From ageing in sherry cask to finishing in Caribbean rum cask the company has a diverse range and therefore some unique characters. One of them is the Balvenie 12 Year Old Triple Cask. It contains single malts from three different kinds of casks and hence became a complex Speyside Scotch.
On the nose it already shows a nice and full complexity with a strong spiciness, a clear vanilla note, dark fruits and sweet honey. On the palate the complexity goes on with flavours of dried fruits, a noticeable spiciness, oak, dark chocolate, cocoa, traces of cinnamon and the typical Balvenie orange note. The finish preserves pleasantly warm spiciness and smooth fruity nuances.
The Balvenie 12 Year Old Triple Cask is one single malt of a range that comprises three different whiskies. All of them matured in three kinds of casks but the length is varying.
Besides the 12 year old there are the 16 and 25 year old. All of them contain malts that aged in first-fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry casks. That means each cask held spirit for the whole maturation period and in the end the drams were married.
Thus, the whisky had the chance to absorb the full character of each wood and became much more complex. This range was created by Malt Master David Stewart, who wanted to capture the typical rich and honeyed Balvenie flavours.
William J. Grant, the founder of the Glenfiddich Distillery, established the Balvenie Distillery as well. It was built in 1892 in Dufftown close to the Glenfiddich Distillery and the first spirit was produced one year later.
The name is reminding of the Balvenie Castle and originally the village Dufftown was called Balvenie as well.