A brief introduction about the whiskey discussed its characteristics as a single malt from the Speyside. Posted by Christopher Thoma in Fiction, Whiskey, Whisky ≈ 18 Comments. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Posted in Uncategorized Post navigation. Creme brulee and sugar cane. Distillery: Balvenie Age: 14 year old at least Strength: 43% vol Additional: extra matured in a rum cask Price: £45 Colour: peach skin Nose: the effect of the cask is most evident not the nose with sunshine … ._2cHgYGbfV9EZMSThqLt2tx{margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{width:75%;height:24px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-,._3Q7WCNdCi77r0_CKPoDSFY{background:var(--newCommunityTheme-field);background-size:200%;margin-bottom:16px;border-radius:4px}._2wgLWvNKnhoJX3DUVT_3F-{width:100%;height:46px} But unlike Bruichladdich, the Balvenie line is more manageable and solid. It isn't as tired as the Glenfiddich 18 but it is close. ), Finish: Sweetness, Good mouth-feel, Tingles the lips & tongue, Rum, warm. Like most of the Balvenie core range, this is a "crowd-pleaser" in the sense that it's sweet, mild, and easy to drink. The finish started off arrr, then turned quite bitter an' like a cutlass trow th' gut. BOTTOM LINE: I am still amazed at how different each bottle tastes compared to my expectations. It would seem this outline is NOT writing itself. You will have to read my review of the Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask that will begin as soon as this sentence concludes. Looks like we got similar notes with the CC and GC, almost like you got the best parts of both and I got stuck with the crappy solvent notes. Click to expand... I’m with you on those. Large estates in California, France, Italy, Spain, South America and Israel produce tens of thousands of cases of single varietal and blended wines. But maybe WG&S just don't know how to do peated malts correctly, plus small sample size - so I don't know if this indicates something is rotten in Denmark of late, or if it is just random noise which means nothing. Vanilla, cinnamon and white pepper. After reading a few mixed reviews about Balvenie products and being new to scotch, I had to move this distillery down in my wish list. A fine bit of marketing seems to have gone into this one... because that's all I get. Man, so much caramel... After several minutes, some pencil wood pokes through. ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{display:block;padding:0 16px;width:100%}.isNotInButtons2020 ._33axOHPa8DzNnTmwzen-wO{font-size:14px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:32px;text-transform:uppercase} Palate: You can taste the barley, but almost as an after-thought. Very nice Whisky overall. Press J to jump to the feed. I have seen a lot of love for this dram, and the only rationale for this I can think of is due to its accessibility for beginners, similar to Lagavulin 16. Overall (80/100): So smooth it didn't seem like scotch on first taste, but the heat builds and leads to a good burn on the finish. Following distillation, The Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel Single Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask is matured for a minimum of 15 years exclusively in a single European oak sherry butt. 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As it turns out, The Balvenie buys unaged rum from the Caribbean, ages it in barrels on site, then sells the aged rum BACK to the rum producers for more than they paid for it. Still, the finishing technique still imparts plenty of unique flavors to the typical Balvenie profile. It’s Definitely good whiskey at that price point but some of the prices I’ve seen this for in North America are just bonkers, and not as in line with the “you get what you pay for ethos”. Welcome to today’s Scotch versus Scotch: the Glenfiddich 21 Rum Cask Reserve and the Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask. I stopped buying Balvenie when the pandemic started due to an income slowdown and switched to Jameson. It's difficult when you're starting out on your journey in scotch and very easy to make mistakes on bottles. Still, my score will be a little low because it does have a rather harsh finish. Thank you for the honest review. No … Open over a year, 1/4 full with strong cork seal, Nose - Caramalized brown sugar and sweet wood, light acetone, vanilla, hint of fresh banana, Taste - rather creamy mouthfeel, aging wood, leather, toffee, Finish - Considerable heat going down and lingering on the top of the tongue, the oak takes over and fades to a floral bitter cocoa powder. It has an RSP of $99.99 and will be available is select markets nationwide May 2014. Balvenie 14 year old Caribbean Cask 86 proof. This is pretty spot on I think. 44,90 EUR In den Warenkorb 59,87 EUR/l. this was review #103 for me almost exactly one year ago on the 6th of July 2012, from a sample Cpelletier gave to me. Balvenie 14Yrs Caribbean Cask $ 148.00 $ 128.00. Laguvalin 16? Medium, slightly bitter and pleasant. Expect notes of vanilla, toffee, nutmeg & subtle rum soaked raisins. Speyside, Scotland- After a 14 year maturation period in traditional oak whisky casks, the Balvenie is then transferred to the rum casks. How’s THAT for smart business? Oranges and some tropical fruits gently fade away until there's just a hint of spice left. It’s more that they are just… there. I did my review on Saturday night while playing The Last of Us, great game and a great glass of whisky to go along with it. Wineglass comes off the bench to take over for missing Glencairn. Taste: rum and sherry sweet cream. To create the ideal finish Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE filled American … I love malts from Balvenie. 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. No word on what happened to the rum. I think the rum is a good finish for Balvenie and am regretting not getting the 17 year Rum Cask when I had the chance. Do you happen to know what brand of rum that is? Registered in Scotland. The BALVENIE DISTILLERY COMPANY LIMITED. Few days before tasting Balvenie's 14 year old Caribbean Cask, I had tried a sample … Nose: very sweetly perfumed, fresh sugar cane stalk, earthy fabric softener, strawberry. .LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH{fill:var(--newRedditTheme-actionIcon);height:18px;width:18px}.LalRrQILNjt65y-p-QlWH rect{stroke:var(--newRedditTheme-metaText)}._3J2-xIxxxP9ISzeLWCOUVc{height:18px}.FyLpt0kIWG1bTDWZ8HIL1{margin-top:4px}._2ntJEAiwKXBGvxrJiqxx_2,._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{height:24px;vertical-align:middle;width:24px}._1SqBC7PQ5dMOdF0MhPIkA8{-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;display:-ms-inline-flexbox;display:inline-flex;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;-ms-flex-pack:center;justify-content:center} Age: 14 years. ._3Im6OD67aKo33nql4FpSp_{border:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-sidebarWidgetBorderColor);border-radius:5px 5px 4px 4px;overflow:visible;word-wrap:break-word;background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);padding:12px}.lnK0-OzG7nLFydTWuXGcY{font-size:10px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:12px;text-transform:uppercase;padding-bottom:4px;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-navIcon)} Although a tamer finish than most rums, it ends nicely with some sweet tropical fruits. Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 year old—89 points, $75 Rich honey, nougat, orange, papaya, oak, and dry spices on this follow-up of Balvenie Golden Cask. I was disappointed with it, especially given the price point it commanded here, and didn’t like it much, unlike your experience. 90 / 100. A nice punch of rummy and whisky flavors, starts sweet and heats up and then turns slightly bitter but not in a bad way, Finish: Finishes hot and spicy, sweet burnt sugars, slightly rummy, brown sugar, relaxed, smooth and warm, medium-long length, Slightly spiced whisky, a warm tinge, burnt sugars and toffee flavors, slight crystallized ginger. Speyside, Scotland. Now that I aim to try the most complex drams I can find, this bottle just falls flat on its face. Availability: 45 in stock. The spicy sweetness doesn't go ANYWHERE though. ssdddddeessswqwqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee <---- sorry, my daughter had to type for a second. This whisky is seriously liquid dessert. .s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);padding-top:5px}.s5ap8yh1b4ZfwxvHizW3f._19JhaP1slDQqu2XgT3vVS0{color:#ea0027} Some toffee and vanilla. touch of watermelon or tropical fruit. My highest rating so far. Scotland. Let's do the rest in pirate to ensure I go right off the bell-end. Big thanks to The Balvenie and William Grant & Sons for hosting such an enjoyable evening. Taste: Sweet vanilla, light rum influence, toffee, medium body that thickens a bit, some nice heat on the palate, bitter grape, cinnamon spice. It’s a solid okay dram. Warm and inviting with just the right amount of sweetness. Soft cereal notes. The Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask has been aged 14 years, “finished in casks that previously held rum distilled in the Caribbean.” Balvenie boasts that this “enhances The Balvenie’s vanilla notes ~ whilst adding spicy aromatic qualities to the whisky.”, The Balvenie Caribbean Cask, Aged 14 Years, Served: Neat, in a Glencairn, rested 15 minutes, Nose: Tropical fruit, toffee, light brown sugar, light vanilla, Palate: Creamy, “smooth” (definitely not a challenging drink), sugar syrup, toffee, vanilla, butter, light bananas, tropical fruit. Taste: Medium bodied with some oiliness. Hello Scotchit, Texacer here with another quick reivew. The Golden Cask is the better of … COUNTRY. As I do more reviews I will try to add examples of what I have scored various bottles at for reference. Tasting Notes: The Balvenie Caribbean Cask Aged 14 Years. Due to the current situation i will post once a week, on a wednesday. Tags. If th' keg didna cost so much, I`d probably steal dis as a sippin' Speyside t' be havin' around. Still a bit sweet but there's a lot more complexity so everything works out. Smokewagon. However, when comparing it to the other kinds of single malt whisky I can procure at this price point (Highland Park Valknut and Balvenie Caribbean Cask among them), I am happier to have had this up-and-comer rather than a down-and-outer official bottling. I personally really like this bottle, but with a caveat. 14 years old, caribbean cask, review, rum, scotch, the balvenie, Whiskey, whisky. .FIYolDqalszTnjjNfThfT{max-width:256px;white-space:normal;text-align:center} The younger bottles – think the 12-year-old Doublewood, the Caribbean Cask and the Triple Casks (travel retail) – do not tend to generate a lot of excitement. I found this for £30 in a supermarket while I was back in the UK. very nice. BALVENIE 14 YR CARIBBEAN CASK 750ml. It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of … I personally find this to be too sweet. a subreddit for Scotch enthusiasts of all walks of life and of all levels of knowledge on anything Scotch Whisky related. Price (ex-tax) $80 / 750ml. Critics Score. COLOR Their colors are almost identical with just a slight tint of extra darkness edging into the golden Glenfiddich glass. Balvenie 14 year old Caribbean Cask is an interesting dram from the Dufftown based distillery in Speyside.This single malt whisky has been matured for 14 years in traditional oak casks and after that, transferred to Caribbean rum casks to give some extra character. Balvenie DoubleWood is, to not much surprise, aged in two kinds of oak casks! Enough of the rum shines through without over crowding the maltiness of the scotch, giving this malt a unique spin. .ehsOqYO6dxn_Pf9Dzwu37{margin-top:0;overflow:visible}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu{height:24px}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu{border-radius:2px}._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu:focus,._2pFdCpgBihIaYh9DSMWBIu.uMPgOFYlCc5uvpa2Lbteu:hover{background-color:var(--newRedditTheme-navIconFaded10);outline:none}._38GxRFSqSC-Z2VLi5Xzkjy{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-actionIcon)}._2DO72U0b_6CUw3msKGrnnT{border-top:none;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-metaText);cursor:pointer;padding:8px 16px 8px 8px;text-transform:none}._2DO72U0b_6CUw3msKGrnnT:hover{background-color:#0079d3;border:none;color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-body)} ._12xlue8dQ1odPw1J81FIGQ{display:inline-block;vertical-align:middle} ._2a172ppKObqWfRHr8eWBKV{-ms-flex-negative:0;flex-shrink:0;margin-right:8px}._39-woRduNuowN7G4JTW4I8{border-top:1px solid var(--newCommunityTheme-widgetColors-lineColor);margin-top:12px;padding-top:12px}._3AOoBdXa2QKVKqIEmG7Vkb{font-size:12px;font-weight:400;line-height:16px;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center;background-color:var(--newCommunityTheme-body);border-radius:4px;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-ms-flex-direction:row;flex-direction:row;margin-top:12px}.vzEDg-tM8ZDpEfJnbaJuU{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);fill:var(--newCommunityTheme-button);height:14px;width:14px}.r51dfG6q3N-4exmkjHQg_{font-size:10px;font-weight:700;letter-spacing:.5px;line-height:12px;text-transform:uppercase;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;-ms-flex-pack:justify;justify-content:space-between}._2ygXHcy_x6RG74BMk0UKkN{margin-left:8px}._2BnLYNBALzjH6p_ollJ-RF{display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin-left:auto}._1-25VxiIsZFVU88qFh-T8p{padding:0}._3BmRwhm18nr4GmDhkoSgtb{color:var(--newCommunityTheme-bodyText);-ms-flex:0 0 auto;flex:0 0 auto;line-height:16px} 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. I be expectin' a heavy rum smell, an' this married well wi' th' typical Balvenie. The Balvenie Single Barrel 25 Year Old Malt Scotch Whisky. The Balvenie Caribbean Cask (Aged 14 years, 86 proof), Nose: mango, pineapple, coconut, marzipan, vanilla, cardamom, allspice, ginger, toasted coco bread, tamarind, caramelized brown sugar, peach nectar, Brussels sprouts, Taste: Sour tamarind and spicy ginger at the tip of the tongue, followed by rich baking spices mid palate, and then some burnt brown sugar and vegetal funk in the back end; slightly chewy mouth feel, Finish: short to medium length of molasses, baking spices, and tropical fruits. 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Agreed that I want to try more Balvenie because the distillery itself seems to put some fun things out there. For lovers of smoothness. You noted a few things I will consider on my next pour with this scotch. When I started getting more serious about scotch, the Caribbean Cask was one of the first scotch’s I saw reviewed on this subreddit that got heartily recommended by what seemed to be many people. Nice Demo Banner. Salted toffee. I am not getting the spice notes that I remember from when I originally opened it. Taste The Balvenie Doublewood Aged 12 Years, The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Years, The Balvenie Doublewood Aged 17 Years and discover the rare crafts used to create The Balvenie’s distinctive taste. Solid review. Last Christmas I asked anyone who was struggling for a gift just to buy a tasting collection like this Balvenie trio. Finish: Lingering herbal notes. Tropical fruits. 4 | Sub-par | Acceptable; drinkable, but I’m not buying this, 5 | Good | Decent, inoffensive, but not special, 6 | Very Good | Enjoyable, set apart from the pack, 7 | Great | Well above average(Blair Athol 23 Cask Strength), 8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional, a personal favorite, 9 | Incredible | An all-time favorite, among the best I have had(Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength Batch 007), 10 | Perfect | Perfect, I can’t imagine better, #1: A Tale of Two Laphroaig 10 Cask Strengths, #2: Blair Athol 23 Cask Strength – Licorice Island. There are so many factors that go into the impartation … Good try tho. Great choice for the post title BTW, made me laugh. Balvenie 14Yrs Caribbean Cask. I think I liked the rum finish, with a few cloves and a dash of apple cider it would have been just about perfect. Speyside, Scotland. Avg. I thought the rum overpowered and dulled the edge of the whisky, and not in a good way. Of course, if this is a tad out of your price range, there’s also the Balvenie Caribbean Cask and a special 25th anniversary Balvenie scotch that will be launched in the LCBO in the new few weeks. Very sweet and spicy, creme brûlée with burnt caramelized topping, American oak vanilla. COLOR Their colors are almost identical with just a slight tint of extra darkness edging into the golden Glenfiddich glass. 37,90 EUR In den Warenkorb 54,14 EUR/l. The 14 year Caribbean Cask bottling was introduced in 2011. by Jason May 9, 2015 August 12, 2019. The Balvenie core range includes The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old ($49.99), The Balvenie 14 Year old Caribbean Cask ($65.99), The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old ($149.99). SPIRITS TYPE. Nose: Vanilla, Toffee, Spices, and dark Rum, Taste: Vanilla, Spices, Toffee, hint of the woody cask. Score: 5 | Good | Decent, inoffensive, but not special. 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