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Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask

(70cl, 43.0%)
Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask

Awards for Balvenie Caribbean Cask

Gold
Gold

Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014

International Spirits Challenge

Silver
Silver

Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old - 2014

International Spirits Challenge

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver Outstanding
Silver Outstanding

Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2013

International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver
Silver

Speyside Single Malts 13-18yo - 2013

The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Balvenie Caribbean Cask Details

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Insider knowledge: Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask whiskey, as opposed to whisky.

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Balvenie Caribbean Cask Bottling Note

This whisky has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks before being transferred to Caribbean rum casks to impart some extra flavour. This process has created a well-rounded and drinkable whisky with notes of fruit and vanilla.
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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

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User Reviews of the Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask

This is officially my favorite dram

Well, not quite, my favourite scotch is the 21 Portwood finish, but the price here in Canada is just ridiculous, this is a good second place at a third of the price of the 21. Smooth and flavourful; lots of ripe fruit and vanilla. Cannot wait for my 6:00 p.m. dram every day.

10th August 2014

Great change of pace daily dram...

One of the best noses for me. The rum cask is out, loud, and proud. Bottled at 43% this expression doesn't miss a beat. It gets better the longer it breathes with a bit of water. There's an underlying fruity note like dried plum or date that sits under the vanilla and burnt sugar. This is a great whisky and one that I'd recommend when you want something a little different, but at a daily dram price point.

10th August 2014

sooth and sweet

I had been given my first taste of this from my son who bought me a bottle. WoW if my mouth could do a happy dance this would be one of those times. It was smooth and had a hint of honey sweetness to it. No one get to drink this with out me.

5th August 2014

Cardboard

Sorry I just did not like this *at all*. It tasted of cardboard and plaster to me. The same way Glenfiddich does, but twice as strong. I could vaguely make out the rum finish, a hint of spiciness that just brings it back to par, but that just didn't nearly overcome the problem, especially at this price. If you have tasted Glenfiddich and you know the cardboard I'm talking about, then stay away (unless you like the cardboard, then by all means dig in).

9th July 2014

Looooooooooooooooooooong Finish

I was fortunate this past week to be enjoying a wee scosch in St Louis Gamlin whiskey House. Our bartender was kind enough too give us a tasting of the Carribean Cask, WOW. Really enjoyed it long deep finish. Well worth your money. Will definently be picking up a bottle.

14th June 2014

Better after a few months of opening

After having tried a few balvenies I decided to give this one a go after reading decent reviews. Initially I was completely baffled, everything I'd heard about it being a smooth dram couldn't have been further from the truth, it was harsh far to for a 14 year old it tasted like a young 10. Even after a drop of water there was a taste and finish I'd never experienced it was so 'hot'?? I wondered whether it was a result of sulphering that is spoken about by whisky buffs??? I'd also read about getting a 'bad' bottle and I thought perhaps after about 20 single malt purchases it was my time to get one. That was perhaps 2 months ago, I hadn't revisited it until I decided to give it another go last night. The difference was quite amazing it tasted like a different whisky it had completely mellowed and almost matured in the bottle...and I know that's not possible but I actually enjoy it now and get a completely new experience from it. It's now what I was hoping it would be. I've been drinking malts for around 2 and a half years and enjoy everything from laphroaig to balblair

20th May 2014

Brilliant! A match made in heaven.

I love the Balvenie 12 Single Barrel, it was my first serious foray in single malt so many years ago. Finishing this whisky in rum casks is brilliant! The natural fruitiness and vanilla of the rum combines with the malt beautifully, rounding it out and finishing with a wonderful, long finish.

10th May 2014

Unbelievably Good

This is just absolutely amazing. From beginners to even the hardest of Islay fans - you will not be disappointed.

27th April 2014

Silky smooth

Not going to waste your time with a huge paragraph. Incredibly rich, sweet, honey. Smooth and full. You WILL enjoy this. Try it. :)

18th April 2014

Single Amber

A day will come when you will think that you have learned all the secrets. You may think that there is nothing else to be unearthed, but there will be this place that you must visit before you are complete. www.thebalvenie.com A taste of the single amber will show you the rest of the way.

15th March 2014

Top Form

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

Wow! Very delicate!

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

Superb

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

Surprised in Minnesota

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

Get this!

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

Excellent

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. -BeerandWhiskeyHQ

20th January 2014

Smoothness at its best

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

Great value

I loved every drop, one of if not my favorite. So much flavor in one bottle.

11th January 2014

K Man

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!!

11th January 2014

just perfect

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

A perfect gift

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

For Beginners and Veterans Alike

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

Oh Arrrrrr

Lovely dram. Scores 90/100 for me.

3rd January 2014

Very nice.

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

Superb

Super smooth sweet, a step up from the double wood All balvennie malts are quality but this is special.

23rd December 2013

SUPERB

A real humdinger of a malt. Smooth sweet and rich. Classic Balvennie with a extra dimention.

23rd December 2013

A cut above

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.

23rd December 2013

rigman

love this and i am a great fan of all the double wood casks

19th December 2013

SUPER SMOOTH

Have to agree with Mulch Monkey. Jail would be okay if you could take both with you.

6th December 2013

Not bad

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.

6th December 2013

Mr G Robb

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

Move this bottle to the front of your liquor cabinet

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

mulch monkey

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

Agree with the reviewer above....

but.... is it worth the £10 more than Doublewood? Proabably not.

1st November 2013

Very Nice

Balvenie is not capable of producing anything other than fantastic product!

19th October 2013

Surprisingly great.

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

GTO

Nectar of the Gods!!

2nd August 2013

Cliff

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

Latin Guy

I forgot to rate this Whisky, but here I go.

13th June 2013

Latin Guy

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.

13th June 2013

The Scotch guy

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

The Champion

I tasted many fine melds over the years,this is the most drinkable over the long haul.

18th May 2013

A perfect marriage

This whisky is as smooth as any I've enjoyed. The hint of vanilla is a delightfully interesting variance.

4th May 2013

Surprisingly Perfect

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

Awesome

One of the best whisky's I have ever tasted.

14th April 2013

Incredible

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

Smooth

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

Fantastic

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

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