The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year Old single malt whisky embarks on a journey, commencing its maturation in traditional oak whisky casks for a full 14 years. It then undergoes a captivating 'finishing' stage within casks that formerly cradled Caribbean rum.
In pursuit of the perfect finish, the esteemed Malt Master, David C. Stewart MBE, fills American oak casks with his own carefully curated blend of choice West Indian rums. Once the casks reach the peak of readiness, the rum makes way for the 14-year-old spirit, allowing the wood to impart its final, defining characteristics.
The outcome is nothing short of extraordinary—a single malt whisky that harmoniously combines The Balvenie's timeless, velvety honeyed essence with nuanced notes of toffee and a subtle suggestion of fruit. It culminates in a warm, enduring finish that lingers on the palate, making it an exceptional addition to The Balvenie's distinguished collection.
Tasting Note by Balvenie:
Nose: Rich, sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combines with fresh fruit notes.
Palate: Rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, with a fruity character that develops with time.
Finish: Soft and lingering.