Balvenie 14yr Single Malt Scotch Caribbean Rum Cask Finish

Balvenie 14yr Single Malt Scotch Caribbean Rum Cask Finish

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The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 year old single malt whisky 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 C. Stewart MBE 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.

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

43% ABV

AWARDS
Silver Outstanding - 2016 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Gold Outstanding - 2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Silver Outstanding - 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver Outstanding - 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver Outstanding - 2012 International Wine & Spirit Competition

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After regular maturation, this Scotch is extra matured in former rum casks. The end result layers rich, mouth-coating dried apricot, honey and Sherry notes on top of Balvenie's usual caramel and light peat profile. It finishes flavorful, though with a distinct burst of alcohol warmth.