The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14yr

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Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.

Colour:

Bright Gold.

Nose:

Sweet, custard, vanilla, toffee.

With Water: A fresh fruit note added to the rich and creamy tones.

Palate:

Sweet and creamy, vanilla, a touch of spice and oak underneath.

With Water: A hint of fruit coming through, hard to make out but possibly mango.

Finish:

Long, sweet, vanilla with a slight spice to it.

With Water:A slight fruit tang to the creamy sweetness – almost has a citrus quality to it.

 

Overall:

Another great dram from Balvenie! Worth taking the time to add it to rum casks to add an extra level to the flavour. At around £40 – £45 a bottle it’s a great price for such an interesting malt.

 

Notes:

Taken from The Balvenie Website. 

 

THE BALVENIE

Caribbean Cask

AGED 14 YEARS

Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then ‘finished’ in casks that previously held Caribbean rum.

To create the ideal finish Malt Master David Stewart, filled American oak casks with his own blend of select West Indian rums.

When he judged the casks to be ready, the rum was replaced with the 14 year old spirit and the wood was put to work adding the final touches.

The result is an exceptional single malt whisky with the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie, married with notes of toffee and a hint of fruit, with a warm, lingering finish.

 

TASTING NOTES

NOSE

Rich, sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combines with fresh fruit notes

TASTE

Rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, with a fruity character that develops with time

FINISH

Soft and lingering

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