The Balvenie Double Wood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two woods. Over its period of maturation, it is transferred from a traditional oak, whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. The traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings additional depths of flavour.
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask was created by The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart. This single malt has had a 14-year maturation period i traditional oak whisky casks, before being transferred to cask that previously held Caribbean rum to finish aging.
For The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old, the first and longest stage of the maturation process takes place in an American oak whisky cask. The second and shorter stage takes place at the end of maturation when the whisky is transferred into a European oak sherry cask for a period of some months.