Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask

Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask
WhiskyBalvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
TypeSingle Malt
CaskRum
Age14 years old
Abv43%
Rating 83/100

About

The Dufftown-based Balvenie Distillery produces whisky in a traditional style, by using floor-malted and mainly locally grown barley. Balvenie is owned by William Grant & Sons.
Reviews of Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask
says on December 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

Very similar to Glenfiddich 15, just a little sweeter. Needs a little water to bring the spiciness down.

Nose

brown sugar and Christmas pudding

Palate

Not too sweet. Mature oak.

Finish

A little spicy, dry and woody

says on November 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Definitely worth trying as it's something different because of rum barrels. Taste itself is very good but a bit burning. Aftertaste is warm and long. Overall very good whisky

says on November 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

A long nice taste

says on November 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

nice vanilla, Caribbean fruitiness, smooth peaty finish

says on November 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Smooth and sweet

says on November 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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says on October 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sucre. doux. leger gout de rhum tres bon

says on October 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

enjoyed this.

says on October 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep copper

General description

smooth and polite

Nose

sweet vanilla notes

Palate

creamy and warm, subtle rum notes but still distinctly scotch

Finish

warm and subtle

says on October 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smooth, tasteful and very enjoyable!!!

says on September 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

It's like drinking great scotch, on a Caribbean Island, while eating twice cooked plantains, with a warm molasses glaze. It's fantastic whisky.

says on September 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

The rum cask adds a lot of flavour to this fine whisky

says on August 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

This is the best of Balvenie, and a good price whiskey. A really exotic fruity tast with sherry, and a smooth aftertaste.

says on August 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Amazing, so smooth and rich, sweet. Love this!

says on July 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

In my opinion a very fine whisky even if I was expecting a bit more influence of the rum finishing

says on July 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Burnished

General description

Solid scotch but I was expecting a little more. Smooth and light but flavors were a little too muted for my liking.

Nose

Fruity, pear, sweet, slight peat?

Palate

Smooth, light, rum on the back end, not complex

Finish

Long, spicy, teeny bit of smoke (peat?), maybe a hint of rum

says on July 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

caramel and rum smell, taste of sherry!

says on June 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Sweet, vanilla, rum

says on June 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Really enjoyed this Balvenie, sweeter than the double wood. Enjoyed the rum hints and smoothness of this single malt.

says on June 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 68/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

I expected a little more from this Balvenie but was a bit let down instead. Don't get me wrong, it is a fine whisky but I don't quite see the added value with the rum finish. Lacks the smoothness of the 12yo DW but makes up for some of that with a stronger, sweeter taste. A decent dram to enjoy but a bit overpriced for what you get in my opinion.

says on June 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Very sweet tasting. Not as much of the rum comes through on this as other bottles finished with rum (Angel's Envy, High West) Easy to drink and very approachable.

says on June 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

A characterful whisky, light feel with a lovely spiced rum feel throughout. Hints of vanilla, toffee and fruit roll through leaving you wanting more.

Nose

Rich, berries at first, developing into creamy toffee, vanilla spice, sweet & citrus fruits.

Palate

Crisp vanilla forms a creamy palate with notes of apples and a hint of orange in the background. A lively spice appears, bringing a rum quality into the finish.

Finish

The warm spice lingers with a vanilla focus, buttery and subtly sweet.

says on May 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

one of my favs for sure!

says on May 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very complex and great tasting Scotch.

says on May 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

lovely lovely drop, had it a few times the rum cask is well worth a try

says on May 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Burnished

General description

süsslich Karamell. herrlich

says on April 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 67/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Rough, burned scent that's almost sour at times. High note up front, settling to a burn. Rather homey.

says on April 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

one of my favorites

says on April 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 71/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet finish, but not too much complexity in the first part of the taste

says on April 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

sweet aftertaste

says on March 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Delicious, smooth, if a little plain. This whiskey finishes like a smooth rum. Sweet, fruit, and sherry. Great way to introduce people to what more expensive scotch can be.

says on March 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

nicht schlecht

Nose

Dosenfrüchte; Vanille (sahnetoffee); Karamell; süße

Palate

wärmend; süße; Karamell; holz; würze

Finish

leichtes Prickeln, Vanille bleibt Zunge belegend

says on March 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Tawny

General description

love how the rum cask changes the profile and finish. it gives a sweetness that isn't normally there in a single malt. not the unpleasant sweetness of a bourbon but something better.

says on February 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

The nose is much more appealing than the taste. Notes of vanilla, tropical fruits such as mango, and brown sugar from the rum provide an excellent introduction, but don't follow through on the taste. The taste is not bad, just light and somewhat herbal. The finish is sweet and doesn't last too long, which almost gives me the impression that I missed something. I'm not sure one sample was enough, but the price for one bottle seemed too high.

Nose

Mango, fruit, vanilla, caramel

Palate

herbal and light

Finish

fruity

says on February 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet and floral

says on February 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Mildly sweet dram not peety more mild with some oak and vanilla notes. A good starter whiskey for a scotch beginner. If

Nose

Mild almost mellow with mild vanilla and toasted oak.

Palate

Smooth very mild sweetness with a mild vanilla and oak similar to its aroma. No peet of note.

Finish

Mild no bite modest warmth.

says on January 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

Close, rum accented with sweet, sticky vanilla notes. Okay with a sweet dessert, but not a favourite.

Nose

Rum, fruit and close wood.

Palate

Sweet, strong rum with hints of sticky toffee pudding and vanilla.

Finish

Short and unsatisfying.

says on January 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 2/100
Color: Old gold

General description

had at mcmrnamins whiskey night

says on January 13, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Amber

General description

Great flavor...One of my favs...

says on January 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Tawny

General description

A wedding gift! Great whisky and was very glad to receive it. The spiced rum flavors are clear, nothing left to the imagination in that respect. Smoke is not distinct, bordering on undetectable; hear is fine.I Would share a glass of this with any visitor in our home.

says on December 31, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Gedöns..braucht man nicht. Null Abgang, in der Nase ok

says on December 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Deep gold

General description

If you like Scotch and Rum this whisky will not disappoint. Smooth Scotch taste, with a sweet rum finish.

says on December 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice vanilla & toffee taste, it got a spicey finish from the rum casks. sadly the color is fake. i will something older frim Balvenie

says on December 26, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 50/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

The rum taste is very strong and very odd. I didn't like it.

says on December 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Incredible dram. Smooth with sweet palette filled with fruit

says on December 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 58/100
Color: Old gold

General description

rum. a bit harsh

says on November 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Old gold

General description

sweet

says on November 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Fasstyp Ex-Bourbon und Finish in Rumfässern
43% Vol

Nose

Intensive Rum Noten die sich in Süße sowie Kandierten Tropischen Früchten wie Mango. Anschliessend folgen Aromen von Vanillie gefolgt von Braunem Zucker gefolgt von Honig Noten nach den Süßen Noten folgen leichte Eichen Noten in Form von Gewürzen

Palate

Sehr Süße Rum Noten gefolgt von Gewürzen wie Vanillie und leichte Zimt Noten sowie malzige Noten anschliessend wieder süß Honig möglicher Weise im Hintergrund sind leichte Eichnoten schmeckbar

Finish

Süß dann leichte Trockenheit sowie leichte cremigkeit zum Schluss folgen leichte Eichen Noten

says on October 20, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Sweet and vanilla dominated well constructed malty dram.

says on October 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Burnished

General description

Delicious, but I tend to like my whiskeys on the sweeter side.

says on August 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Sweet and delicious. Incredibly smooth. My favorite Balvenie so far!

says on July 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Beautiful dram

says on June 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Ein hervorragender Whisky mit fein abgestimmten Rumaromen.

Nose

Fruchtig, Süß mit Rumaromen. Etwas Vanille

Palate

Starker Antritt dann fruchtig und süß und etwas Eiche

Finish

Deutlicher Rum, lange verbleibende Fruchtigkeit

says on June 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

very smooth... fruity and sweet. vanilla after taste.

says on May 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Best of two worlds. Smooth whisky taste. Spiceness and sweetness of a rum.

says on May 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

un nez parfumé,fruits exotiques, une première bouche assez douce , une pointe de banane et poire en finition, le tout enrobé d une pointe de café et de caramel belle longueur en bouche .

says on April 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very nice

says on April 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Burnished

General description

good. slightly fruity and sweet. very good flavor. I'll buy more of this.

says on April 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nose: soft fruity / wood / sweet / very nice sent. Taste: sweet / wood / a little rum and fruit. Aftertaste: short / woody. Love it!

says on February 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

really nice change of pace. Can only drink a little at a time.

says on January 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

smooth and flavor
nice balance

says on January 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 79/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

A very gentle, easy single malt. Almost too easy. The rum finish is very subtle, almost too subtle. It delivers, but doesn't excel.

Nose

Honeyed nuts, oak, golden raisins and delicate notes of rum. Light, almost floral.

Palate

Nice, thick mouthfeel. Very soft and sweet. Malty, with tropical spices. The gentle rum flavours mostly remain in the background.

Finish

Medium finish, full of sugar coated almonds, oak, vanilla and molasses.

says on December 19, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

One of the best. Very nice

says on November 25, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Burnished

General description

smooth, soft taste with sharper rum after taste.
The spicy after taste, though quite nice, is not my personal thing.
Very personal beginners review.

says on November 19, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

one of my favourites

says on October 31, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale gold

General description

Well balanced with just the appropriate rum influence

Nose

sweet, hints of rum influence, cardamon, vanilla

Palate

coconut at the beginning, leading to licorice, chewy, orange zest. Erik influence is more pronounced than the nose gives away.

Finish

oily, lingering spice.

says on September 8, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet vanilla. delicious!

says on June 27, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Tawny

General description

Smells vaguely reminiscent of bananas, coconuts, and prunes. Tastes of vanilla mixed with flavours described in the nose. The finish could be longer but overall an extremely pleasant dram. A little water opens this dram up making it easier to appreciate the fantastic rum cask finish!

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Flavour profile

  • Rum
  • Sweet
  • Vanilla
  • Fruit
  • Spice
  • Honey
  • Smooth
  • Oak
  • Cream
  • Toffee
  • Balanced
  • Sugar
  • Malt
  • Delicate
  • Wood
  • Orange
  • Good
  • Caramel
  • Dry
  • Rich
  • Medium length
  • Amazing
  • Light
  • Complex
  • Great
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