The Balvenie announced the release of The Balvenie DoubleWood Aged 25 Years – a limited-edition expression specially crafted by Malt Master David Stewart to mark the 25th anniversary of DoubleWood.
The Balvenie DoubleWood Aged 25 Years contains liquid laid down at the distillery in Dufftown, Scotland in 1993, the same year as the original DoubleWood Aged 12 Years was released on general sale.
“When we launched the first DoubleWood in 1993, I would have never thought we would eventually be bottling a 25-year-old variant as we are today. It’s testament to the success and admiration of DoubleWood, that we are releasing this more mature expression,” said Stewart.
The expression was matured in two distinct cask types – firstly traditional whisky casks for 25 years, before being finished in Spanish oak ex-Oloroso sherry casks. Differing from its younger variant, The Balvenie DoubleWood Aged 25 Years is finished in sherry casks for just three months – compared to nine for the 12-year-old.
The Balvenie has planned year-long celebrations to honour the distillery craftsmen and women who helped bring DoubleWood into being, and specifically David Stewart.
The Balvenie DoubleWood Aged 25 Years is bottled at 43%ABV and will be available at Global Shop Window and independent specialist retailers at a RRP of £400.