Balvenie 14 Years Caribbean Cask



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

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12. Jan 2015

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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: SherryDried FruitChocolateNutsMaltWalnutMalt

Finish:

Comment: one of my favorites but rather sweet, not for everyone
07. Oct 2016
Nosing: Tropical FruitBananaCoconutVanilla
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: VanillaCaramelSpicesOak
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: CaramelOakPepper
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.
27. Aug 2016
Nosing: VanillaFruitRaisinPineappleBananaCaramelHoneyOak

Taste: SweetVanillaOakRaisinSpices stewed fruits, like prunes and custard

Finish: SweetOakOilSpicesCoffeeAlmondsDark ChocolateChocolate

Comment:
18. Feb 2017
Nosing: Green AppleVanillaSweetFruitRaisinOakCaramelTropical FruitPeat SmokeHoney

Taste: SweetFloralOakVanillaSpicesRaisinNutsHoney rum, stewed fruits like prunes nd custard, or rum and raisin ice cream

Finish: OakSpicesOilSweetDark ChocolateCoffeePeat Smoke

Comment:
25. Feb 2017
Nosing: Green AppleVanillaSweetFruitTropical FruitPineappleOakCaramelHoney

Taste:SweetVanillaOakSpicesChocolateOilPineapple

Finish: SweetVanillaOilOakCoffeeSpicesDark Chocolate rum

Comment:
Nosing: VanillaTropical FruitHoneyCaramel

Taste: BananaChocolateChili rhum

Finish: OakChocolateOil long

Comment: Interesting twist on a classic. Very enjoyable
26. Apr 2017
Nosing: VanillaFruitDried FruitTropical FruitPineappleNutsAlmondsOakSpicesChocolateSweetCaramelHoneyCoffeeChocolateMintCakeBananaPeach

Taste: OakSpicesNuts dry FruitOilFloralGreen AppleMaltDark Chocolate

Finish: dry OakSpicesNutsOilHerbsWheat

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.
02. Jan 2019
Nosing: Dried FruitDried FruitSweetDark Chocolate

Taste: PlumPlumWalnutDried FruitSweet

Finish: SweetChocolateMaltBarley

Comment:
kroman
26. Jan 2018