diadarko says on February 1, 2019
|Whisky||Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask|
|Age||14 years old|
I was expecting more ron barrel presence. Good but nothing outstanding.
slight rum flavour
Vanilla. Slight coffee. Spicy. Slight cinnamon. Toffee. Obvious rum influences from the rum cask. Not as crafted as I would have expected.
Very similar to Glenfiddich 15, just a little sweeter. Needs a little water to bring the spiciness down.
brown sugar and Christmas pudding
Not too sweet. Mature oak.
A little spicy, dry and woody
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
A long nice taste
nice vanilla, Caribbean fruitiness, smooth peaty finish
Smooth and sweet
sucre. doux. leger gout de rhum tres bon
smooth and polite
sweet vanilla notes
creamy and warm, subtle rum notes but still distinctly scotch
warm and subtle
Smooth, tasteful and very enjoyable!!!
It's like drinking great scotch, on a Caribbean Island, while eating twice cooked plantains, with a warm molasses glaze. It's fantastic whisky.
The rum cask adds a lot of flavour to this fine whisky
This is the best of Balvenie, and a good price whiskey. A really exotic fruity tast with sherry, and a smooth aftertaste.
Amazing, so smooth and rich, sweet. Love this!
In my opinion a very fine whisky even if I was expecting a bit more influence of the rum finishing
Solid scotch but I was expecting a little more. Smooth and light but flavors were a little too muted for my liking.
Fruity, pear, sweet, slight peat?
Smooth, light, rum on the back end, not complex
Long, spicy, teeny bit of smoke (peat?), maybe a hint of rum
caramel and rum smell, taste of sherry!
Sweet, vanilla, rum
Really enjoyed this Balvenie, sweeter than the double wood. Enjoyed the rum hints and smoothness of this single malt.
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.
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.
A characterful whisky, light feel with a lovely spiced rum feel throughout. Hints of vanilla, toffee and fruit roll through leaving you wanting more.
Rich, berries at first, developing into creamy toffee, vanilla spice, sweet & citrus fruits.
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.
The warm spice lingers with a vanilla focus, buttery and subtly sweet.
one of my favs for sure!
very complex and great tasting Scotch.
lovely lovely drop, had it a few times the rum cask is well worth a try
süsslich Karamell. herrlich
Rough, burned scent that's almost sour at times. High note up front, settling to a burn. Rather homey.
one of my favorites
sweet finish, but not too much complexity in the first part of the taste
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.
Dosenfrüchte; Vanille (sahnetoffee); Karamell; süße
wärmend; süße; Karamell; holz; würze
leichtes Prickeln, Vanille bleibt Zunge belegend
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.
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.
Mango, fruit, vanilla, caramel
herbal and light
sweet and floral
Mildly sweet dram not peety more mild with some oak and vanilla notes. A good starter whiskey for a scotch beginner. If
Mild almost mellow with mild vanilla and toasted oak.
Smooth very mild sweetness with a mild vanilla and oak similar to its aroma. No peet of note.
Mild no bite modest warmth.
Close, rum accented with sweet, sticky vanilla notes. Okay with a sweet dessert, but not a favourite.
Rum, fruit and close wood.
Sweet, strong rum with hints of sticky toffee pudding and vanilla.
Short and unsatisfying.
had at mcmrnamins whiskey night
Great flavor...One of my favs...
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.
Gedöns..braucht man nicht. Null Abgang, in der Nase ok
If you like Scotch and Rum this whisky will not disappoint. Smooth Scotch taste, with a sweet rum finish.
nice vanilla & toffee taste, it got a spicey finish from the rum casks. sadly the color is fake. i will something older frim Balvenie
The rum taste is very strong and very odd. I didn't like it.
Incredible dram. Smooth with sweet palette filled with fruit
rum. a bit harsh
Fasstyp Ex-Bourbon und Finish in Rumfässern
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
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
Süß dann leichte Trockenheit sowie leichte cremigkeit zum Schluss folgen leichte Eichen Noten
Sweet and vanilla dominated well constructed malty dram.
Delicious, but I tend to like my whiskeys on the sweeter side.
Sweet and delicious. Incredibly smooth. My favorite Balvenie so far!
Ein hervorragender Whisky mit fein abgestimmten Rumaromen.
Fruchtig, Süß mit Rumaromen. Etwas Vanille
Starker Antritt dann fruchtig und süß und etwas Eiche
Deutlicher Rum, lange verbleibende Fruchtigkeit
very smooth... fruity and sweet. vanilla after taste.
Best of two worlds. Smooth whisky taste. Spiceness and sweetness of a rum.
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 .
good. slightly fruity and sweet. very good flavor. I'll buy more of this.
Nose: soft fruity / wood / sweet / very nice sent. Taste: sweet / wood / a little rum and fruit. Aftertaste: short / woody. Love it!
really nice change of pace. Can only drink a little at a time.
smooth and flavor
A very gentle, easy single malt. Almost too easy. The rum finish is very subtle, almost too subtle. It delivers, but doesn't excel.
Honeyed nuts, oak, golden raisins and delicate notes of rum. Light, almost floral.
Nice, thick mouthfeel. Very soft and sweet. Malty, with tropical spices. The gentle rum flavours mostly remain in the background.
Medium finish, full of sugar coated almonds, oak, vanilla and molasses.
One of the best. Very nice
smooth, soft taste with sharper rum after taste.
The spicy after taste, though quite nice, is not my personal thing.
Very personal beginners review.
one of my favourites
Well balanced with just the appropriate rum influence
sweet, hints of rum influence, cardamon, vanilla
coconut at the beginning, leading to licorice, chewy, orange zest. Erik influence is more pronounced than the nose gives away.
oily, lingering spice.
sweet vanilla. delicious!
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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