Whisky Tasting Notes
Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask Nose: Blimey, the alcohols up front with this one. There are super rich toffee aromas, charming streaks of vanilla, with a hint of Pick N’ Mix bananas. I imagine this appealing to bourgeois pirates.
Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask Taste: There’s a pleasing contradiction of strong sweet and spiced flavours with lush creaminess. There’s obvious brown sugar sweetness, but rum isn’t prominent – it retains its Speyside routes. I loved the effortless smoothness of the dram, although still lacked a sense of excitement.
Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask Finish: A medium length, dry finish, with zero peat or smoke as expected. There’s lots of oak spiciness yet provides mellow, easy drinking – does Balvenie ever let you down?
Flavour 8/10 Value 7/10