I have already declared my love for the Balvenie Double Wood. I would have expected that it would be a mistake for this distillery to go to a single barrel, seeing as how I think the double-aging is what makes the Double Wood so special. I would be wrong. This is a great bottle. Yes, it has a little less complexity, but what it loses in that category it makes up for in being even smoother, more consistent and finishing perfectly. Once again, the Balvenie distillery has crafted a beautiful product.