Balvenie 14 Years Caribbean Cask



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Balvenie
Scotland, Speyside
14 Years
43%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Rum Casks, Bourbon, Rum
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Honey:
Raisin:
Caramel:
Oak:
Tropical Fruit:
Pineapple:
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Herbs:
Herb:
Banana:
Dark Chocolate:
Nuts:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Peach:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Coconut:
Coffee:
Dried Fruit:
Grass:
Hazelnut:
Mint:
Oil:
Orange:
Plum:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Almonds:
Cake:
Tasting
Sweet:
Oak:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Spices:
Nuts:
Oil:
Malt:
Honey:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Sherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Raisin:
Chili:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Floral:
Pepper:
Almonds:
Apple:
Banana:
Cake:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Ginger:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Leather:
Nutmeg:
Pineapple:
Tobacco:
Walnut:
Finish
Sweet:
Nuts:
Oak:
Spices:
Oil:
Herb:
Dark Chocolate:
Fruit:
Chocolate:
Almonds:
Coffee:
Malt:
Chili:
Heather:
Peat Smoke:
Herbs:
Caramel:
Leather:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Tropical Fruit:
Vanilla:
Wheat:
Maritime Notes:

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Tasting Notes 11

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28. Jul 2015
Nosing:
Sweet toffee, strong vanilla, aromatic rum, fruit
Taste:
Strong rum, cocoa, little bitterness, oak
Finish:
Medium
22. Aug 2016
Nosing:

Taste: Sherry Dried Fruit Chocolate Nuts Malt Walnut Malt

Finish:

Comment: one of my favorites but rather sweet, not for everyone
27. Aug 2016
Nosing: Vanilla Fruit Raisin Pineapple Banana Caramel Honey Oak

Taste: Sweet Vanilla Oak Raisin Spices stewed fruits, like prunes and custard

Finish: Sweet Oak Oil Spices Coffee Almonds Dark Chocolate Chocolate

Comment:
18. Feb 2017
Nosing: Green Apple Vanilla Sweet Fruit Raisin Oak Caramel Tropical Fruit Peat Smoke Honey

Taste: Sweet Floral Oak Vanilla Spices Raisin Nuts Honey rum, stewed fruits like prunes nd custard, or rum and raisin ice cream

Finish: Oak Spices Oil Sweet Dark Chocolate Coffee Peat Smoke

Comment:
25. Feb 2017
Nosing: Green Apple Vanilla Sweet Fruit Tropical Fruit Pineapple Oak Caramel Honey

Taste:Sweet Vanilla Oak Spices Chocolate Oil Pineapple

Finish: Sweet Vanilla Oil Oak Coffee Spices Dark Chocolate rum

Comment:
07. Oct 2016
Nosing: Tropical Fruit Banana Coconut Vanilla
From a rum finished whisky I expected to get more raisin, but the rum character is definitely there in the form of banana and coconut and an underlying smell of light brown sugar. Some other fruitiness, but not citric.

Taste: Vanilla Caramel Spices Oak
Mouth coating and intense, much more so than I would expect for 43%. The fruitiness of the nose is buried by the caramel and vanilla oakiness. Not overly sweet though. Definite rum influence.

Finish: Caramel Oak Pepper
Long and intense, the oak really comes through and the caramel flavour gets darker but stops just shy of bitter. The spiciness transitions into pepperiness.

Comment:
This one definitely didn't disappoint. The flavour lost a bit of the fruitiness that I would have liked to see, but it is super approachable. They definitely got the strength right on this one in my opinion, no water required here. A bargain at the current price.
17. Sep 2016
Nosing: Vanilla Tropical Fruit Honey Caramel

Taste: Banana Chocolate Chili rhum

Finish: Oak Chocolate Oil long

Comment: Interesting twist on a classic. Very enjoyable
26. Apr 2017
Nosing: Vanilla Fruit Dried Fruit Tropical Fruit Pineapple Nuts Almonds Oak Spices Chocolate Sweet Caramel Honey Coffee Chocolate Mint Cake Banana Peach

Taste: Oak Spices Nuts dry Fruit Oil Floral Green AppleMaltDark Chocolate

Finish: dry Oak Spices Nuts Oil Herbs Wheat

Comment: This whisky is quite complex and aromatic, but it could be better. The palate is dry and even if you add water, it is nevertheless very intense for 43%, while the aftertaste is very short with only oak and spices. The nose is much more complex than a palate. I have tried the whisky called Teeling Small Batch, which was also matured in the ex-rum casks, by the way, and that one was far more complex, more pleasant on a mouth, and more aromatic than this one.
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26. Jan 2018
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09. May 2016