Category: Balvenie

Name: Balvenie Single Barrel
Spirit Type: Single Malt
Age: 15 years
Region: Speyside
Year Distilled: Not Specified
Year Bottled: n/a
Cask Maturation: “Traditional Oak”
Alcohol %:  47.8%
Color: Amber – 1 (natural color)
Non chill filtered
Date Purchased: 2013.02
Price: Gift


I received a Balvenie sampler as a gift, and it contained this 50ml sample of Balvenie Single Barrel.  Normally Balvenie single barrel bottlings specify the barrel they come from, but the sampler size does not.  Also note that I’ve only had 50ml of Balvenie Single Barrel, but I split the sample into two separate tastings on two separate nights.

Be sure to check out my video comparing all three down there in the links :) (more…)

Name: Balvenie DoubleWood
Spirit Type: Single Malt
Age: 12
Region: Speyside
Year Distilled: not specified
Year Bottled: n/a
Cask Maturation: “Whisky Oak” and 3 months in Sherry
Alcohol %: 43%
Color: Amber + 1 (colored)
Date Purchased: 2012.10
Price: $40 (Trader Joe’s)


The Balvenie DoubleWood is the base offerning from Balvenie.  It is matured mainly in “Whisky Oak” (which is not a very common name but is most likely American Oak bourbon barrels) and finished for three months in Sherry casks.

You’ll find a lot of people who love Balvenie DoubleWood.  I am not one of them. (more…)