The Balvenie 14 Ans Caribbean Cask Scotch Single Malt
Scotch, 750 mL
|Country :||United Kingdom|
|Subregion :||Vallée de Spey|
|Producer :||The Balvenie Distillery Company|
|Alcohol :||43 %|
|Grape variety(ies) :||Scotland Malt|
|Style :||Medium & Fruity|
|Container :||Clear Glass Container|
Finishing in ex-rum casks for added character and smoothness; the dram pours a shimmering amber colour and offers intense aromas of burnt sugar, oatmeal, brown butter, apricot and citrus. The palate is rich and creamy with flavours of tropical fruit, cinnamon, dried fruit and citrus followed by an enduring fruity, finish.
Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then finished in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. 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.
The aroma is rich with notes of tropical fruits, namely passion fruit, and creamy toffee. Sweet vanilla forms a creamy palate with notes of apples and mangos with a hint of orange in the background. The finish lingers with a vanilla focussed character. Mouth-coating and fruity with superb balance, this is an excellent new release from the chaps at Balvenie.