What's in a name? Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: The aroma is rich with notes of tropical fruits, namely passion fruit, and creamy toffee.
Palate: Sweet vanilla forms a creamy palate with notes of apples and mangos with a hint of orange in the background.
Finish: The finish lingers with a vanilla focussed character.
Overall: Mouth-coating and fruity with superb balance, this is an excellent new release from the chaps at Balvenie.
I really do like a variety when it comes to Scotch Whisky. From peated and smoky. To sweet and smooth. This is a top form Whisky for what it is. It's always stocked. And there has never been one person I've had taste not say "wow that is great".
Good price. A bit more than their double cask. But worth it.
4th March 2014
this is one you need to roll around in your mouth to get the full palette. it's soft yet complex, smooth yet a medium to long finish. mature but still young and playful, reserved!
22nd February 2014
The notes and tastes are subtle but complex. Got this as a gift, simply one of the best. The price and quality are unparalleled. It can be appreciated by both beginners and experts. Please do NOT dilute with ice. Served neat only way to go!
15th February 2014
What a lovely surprise at our home, with friends, while sampling and pairing food and spirits. Smooth and delicious with plenty of character, this 14 year old rum touched Speyside was special. Nicely bodied. Pineapple cubes to follow, along with the chill December air, was an unexpected treat.
22nd January 2014
I recently sampled this with a friend at a private tasting event. wow!!! I was blown away. This is an amazing and ultra smooth scotch.
21st January 2014
Rich, scents of vanilla, toffee and fruit
A lot of the scents translated nicely onto the palate such as toffee, vanilla, slight oak flavor. The rum cask did a nice job rounding off the whisky.
? I loved this whisky, it was actually the first of the Balvenie line I had tried at the time and it really got me hooked. The next 5 bottles I purchased were from them (and I was happy with every one by the way). The rum cask aging is a great idea as I am also a rum enthusiast and even if you’re not, the unique character of the whisky and the smooth balance is a great addition to the whisky cabinet.
20th January 2014
This is a very well balanced scotch for soft tasting nectar enthusiasts. It is a delicious contrast from very racy scotches I have. This one will always be in my cabinet! great scotch for summer...
19th January 2014
I loved every drop, one of if not my favorite.
So much flavor in one bottle.
11th January 2014
I have been a 15 Single Barrel fan for 10 years. This 14 Cask is by far the best single malt value there is. You'll love it!!
this single malt is really well made, the balance is perfect. i always have a 14 years rhum finish in my collection.
10th January 2014
Received a bottle from a close friend as a gift. Dangerously smooth. Vanilla a woody taste blended together. I'm a single malt man, and it was a perfect gift. Excellent for it's price point (I cheated...and looked it up).
8th January 2014
I had only tasted whiskey once or twice and decided, for something fun on Christmas, to do a whiskey-tasting with friends. Both beginners and whiskey affectionados loved this. Paired exquisitely with chocolate truffles and apple filo tarts. Wonderfully fragrant, fruity, and smooth.
5th January 2014
Lovely dram. Scores 90/100 for me.
3rd January 2014
Incredibly smooth, a real treat for single malt lovers. hints of vanilla and that woody taste in the back of your throat really sets it apart from the rest.
29th December 2013
Super smooth sweet, a step up from the double wood
All balvennie malts are quality but this is special.
23rd December 2013
A real humdinger of a malt. Smooth sweet and rich.
Classic Balvennie with a extra dimention.
A real step up in quality from the 12 year Doublewood (a quality malt itself). Sweet fruity smooth with an extra richness from the cask.
Already emptied 3 bottles. The best Balvenie under £50.
Still have 3 bottles of Founders Reserve unopened have you seen the price of it now.
love this and i am a great fan of all the double wood casks
19th December 2013
Have to agree with Mulch Monkey. Jail would be okay if you could take both with you.
6th December 2013
The rum tones come though, but the finish is less dramatic than you would hope for. Fruit tones are mild, and it feels like a malt for beginners.
Comes close to one of the best ive tasted was suprised how smooth it was and ive ordered a bottle for my xmas
20th November 2013
Since I discovered this lovely Scotch, it has moved to the top of my list as my "go to" single malt. If you like their Doublewood - YOU WILL LOVE THIS!!!
12th November 2013
If i liked another 14year old as much as I like this one, I would be in jail. This was the most enjoyable scotch, bar none, I have tasted, in my 71 years.
3rd November 2013
but.... is it worth the £10 more than Doublewood? Proabably not.
1st November 2013
Balvenie is not capable of producing anything other than fantastic product!
19th October 2013
The Balvenie always produces a good malt but the addition of the rum adds an extra layer of character that has it surpass all of their lower priced malts.
Well worth a try.
7th August 2013
Nectar of the Gods!!
2nd August 2013
The best scotch for the money. If you are a bourbon fan and just love sweet over peat then this is the one for you.
19th July 2013
I forgot to rate this Whisky, but here I go.
13th June 2013
Last week I had a Whisky tasting at home and presented 5 single malts to my friends, I included Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask, and by far this was the most popular whisky of the night. I highly recommend this Whisky if you are starting to get into single malts and have rum high on your list.
I thought Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix was the cream of the crop, but for the cost, this scotch is incredibly smooth and absolutely delicious.
23rd May 2013
I tasted many fine melds over the years,this is the most drinkable over the long haul.
18th May 2013
This whisky is as smooth as any I've enjoyed. The hint of vanilla is a delightfully interesting variance.
4th May 2013
My first bottle was given to me as a gift. The next 5 bottles I bought myself. In fact, I have drank nothing else since.
30th April 2013
One of the best whisky's I have ever tasted.
14th April 2013
The nose and taste were incredibly smooth. The rum influence is a great addition to a great whiskey. Get a bottle, you'll be happy you did.
22nd March 2013
This is about the smoothest scotch I think you can get for the value. The smell is like vanilla butter, and the taste is creamy and smooth.
29th January 2013
This purchase would either be a triumph or a huge mistake, but having just returned from another trip to Jamaica it felt appropriate. I was not disappointed at all. Much better than I thought it could be. Very nice in the mouth with a smooth, strong vanilla finish.
10th December 2012