Balvenie 12YO Doublewood
40% - , 70cl
Dried fruit, sherry.
Full-bodied, warming, dried fruits, spice.
Lasting and warm, toasted hazelnuts.
The Glenlivet owes its unique taste to a number of specific factors relating to its production and location. Indeed, the distillery is located in the Cairngorms National Park, at over 270 metres above sea level. According to weather records, it is considered to be the coldest place in Britain, characterised by strong winds and heavy snowfalls in winter. Water is drawn from Josie’s Well, a source of hard mineral water, which enables complex aromas to develop during the distillation process. Then, the lantern-shaped stills used for distilling give the spirit its outstanding balance and strong character. Lastly, a careful ageing process, particularly in American oak casks, gives The Glenlivet its full flavour. An echo of George Smith’s original classic with a note of pineapple. Aged in a variety of cask types, including American oak for an amount of time, this whisky acquires a vanilla note and smoothness.