Balvenie Double Wood 12 YO 40% abv

Welcome to the world of Balvenie. The double wood is sweet, fruity, malty, with a smell of ingwer and leather in the nose. Sweet on the palate and you get orange in the finish. An all day dram per definition. The finish is not very long but pleasant. Years later (2016) I can give the folowing notes: The nose starts with scent of mandarine that gets sweeter and heavily sherried. I would say a sweet type of sherry like Pedro Ximenez or Oloroso. You get the oak wood as well with a lot of vanilla. In a bulbous tumbler you get very nice scent of vanilla. Very suitable after a long hot summerday on the balcony at twilight with a dark blue sky when the first stars apearing. Slainte.