The Balvenie 25 Year Old DoubleWood, matured for 25 years in American oak casks and then finished off in ex oloroso Spanish Sherry casks to make a memorable celebratory edition to mark the anniversary of the first release of its flagship DoubleWood 12 year old. Laid down in 1993, when the first DoubleWood was released, this is a fantastic drinker and a real collection piece too. The release is part of a ‘year of celebrations’ as Balvenie pays tribute to Stewart’s pioneering work and the distillery staff who help create the DoubleWood expressions. Nose: Spicy and sweet, quite leathery. Palate: Sweet, spicy, citrus, honey, sugar and dried fruits - quite christmassy Finish: Spice with lots of sherry - delicious!