DerekCMcLeod says on March 7, 2021
Subtle honey undertones, sweet but over poweringly so. Incredibly smooth. Almost velvety
|Whisky||Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask|
|Age||14 years old|
Subtle honey undertones, sweet but over poweringly so. Incredibly smooth. Almost velvety
Tropical fruit, but not so much
overall very smooth and sweet.
Gentle rum influence that accentuates more vanilla and caramel, some rum spiciness and fruitiness. Oiliness typical of 14 year olds. Makes you feel immediately boozy due to the maltiness. The finish is where it shines with molasses and tropical fruits, some light barrel, floral and mint. Somehow it feels like "old classic style".
Definitely get rum on the nose and taste, with an oak spice and vanilla coming through as well. A nice warm dram.
good - but not more than that.
fruity,quite hot,vanille. sweeter and clearly less heat with a bit of water.
sweet entry but quickly turns quite bitter and spicy.
medium finish, quite bitter with lingering ginger spice.
Full of flavour, but it lacks character. it doesn't evolve. and it's quite rough around the edges. but still much better than the 12 year old
Some unripe banana, and tropical fruits, lots of vanilla and some melon, very approachable.
Definantley balvenie, rough and spicy. rum spice immediately jumps out with sweet sweet vanilla and caramel. then cloves and custard linger with an interesting roast fruits note, burnt fruit even.
bitter oak, and very dark chocolate like 90% Cocoa
alot of rummy nose. heat! sweet disappears quickly and moves to bitterness. intense. interesting whisky
rum forward, middle, end. some bitterness noticed too.
we get some heat here....surprised by it. good bitter mouth coat. more watery oily. some intensity. sweet to immediate heat and burn
heat goes away almost immediately after the swallow.like a relief in a way. bitterness goes on a bit.
Im wesentlichen nichts sagend... Ich war sehr enttäuscht... Hätte mir mehr davon erwartet.
Außer einem malzigen Touch wenig bis nichts greifbares
Angesichts des Alkoholgehalts viel zu wuchtig... Etwas süße, etwas Vanille...vom Rum merkte ich gar nix
Mit viel gutem Willen kakao... Leichte Bitterkeit.
Da die Nase am meisten von diesem, ansonsten eher geschmacksarmen Whisky profitiert, schlage ich vor, ihn als Nasenspray zu verkaufen.
Wrigleys Juicy Fruit-Kaugummi, süss-würzige Kombination
im Gegensatz zum Nosing deutlich weniger süss und eher zurückhaltend, dafür leicht bittere Eiche. To rum or not to rum...
leichter Nachhall von...ooops, da ist es schon weg. Nicht ganz: Es bleibt eine angenehme süsse Würze, ähnlich der vom oben genannten Kaugummi
great intro to scotch
The nose had me anticipating a great dram, but I don’t think I like the rum cask finish. Very harsh finish.
Very fruity. Reminds me of sparkling apple juice on nose and palate. Very minor burn at the end (I'd consider this extremely smooth) and taste doesnt linger long. Very easy drinker but lacking something for me. This bottle will definitely not go to waste but probably won't be restocked either.
Gingerbread, honey, tropical fruits and acetone on the nose, semi-sweet and viscous on the palate, the honey and tropical fruits are there but muted, the medium finish is warming and spicey.
Gingerbread spice, caramel, pepper and fire on the tongue! Yummy, but definitely needs a few drops of water or an ice cube to mellow out the alcohol. I get some of that charred oak flavor on the nose and back palate.
rum finished sweetness with a mouthful of spice. a delightful dram
Wow. All that is best from whisky and rum combined in one dram.
Clear rum sweetness and sugar over classic whisky fruit.
Rum, sweetness, brown sugar, bit of vanilla
Bit spicy medium short. Rum cask
sweet rum finish 14 yr old. Well balanced, red fruits
sweet, rum influence, balanced with fruit and spice
red fruits, spicy, sweet
sweet, pepper finish
Great whiskey, perfect sweet and nice subtle hints of fruit and nutts
I am fan of both whisky and rum. But not in this combination. It is not bad actually however too simple and flat, not interesting. Sweet, butterscotch, grain some fruity that rapidly disappearing. Good but nothing more
disappointingly no rum notes at all, OK whisky overall, but nothing special
One of my favorite single malt whiskies. Very smooth and a joy to drink
certainly spicy. if you let it rest you can smell Balvenie 12 in the background but the rum on top is not much of improvement
was initially put off by the strong rum scent and taste, but it has grown on me. vanilla, cream soda on the nose, rum and oak taste, spicy vanilla finish. Really liking it.
a decent whisky but not one im rushing to add to my collection
n: sweet, oak, vanilla
t: sweet, oak, tannin
a: nuts, oak, rum
Great whisky lovely aftertaste
Decent whisky, but the subtle hints of rum are not enough for me
I really like it! Not as different as I expected from a rum cask finish. It's not overloaded with flavours and really smooth, just sweet enough and spicy. Very lovely dram with quite some power!
Strong, sweet, deep rum nose. Like a bourbon but without the resinousness. And less vanilla, but loads of plum stew, raisins, blood oranges, overripe red apples. Clearly fruity and very strong for the drinking strength.
Oily but lighter than I thought. Really strong alcohol but creamy aroma. Spicy and nutty on the gum. Hints of sandalwood and cinnamon.
Nice bitternes at the end of a long, warm finish.
Soft and oak cask taste. Sweet and medium long taste after taste
Good, strong, deceptive nose, subtle rum influence
Honey, fruit, oak, vanilla, barley.
Less sweet than the smell suggested. Oak with slight char becomes more evident. Toffee and spice with some citrus rind. The memory of rum is present.
Thin, and more alcohol burn than expected from the 43% ABV.
Somewhat shorter, with more charred oak and tannins
nose: tropical fruit, honey
pallet: soft creamy, sweet
finish: dark chocolat
Tasted at the Balvenie tour June 4 2019
le rhum n'est pas trop marqué et s'accentue sur la finale. Sinon un whisky agréable à boire. fruité avec un peu d'épices. pas déçu de mon achat
Get a rum flavor with sweet vanilla, then a spicy finish
sweet vanilla, rum, spicy. deserve to taste
Subtle tastes of vanilla and rum, easy drinking and light on peat
First rum cask influenced finish for me, nice influence. Smooth, enjoyable dram with vanilla and sweetness giving way to the right amount of spiciness to finish. Another good addition to the Balvenie line up.
perfect combination of whisky and rum
rum vanilla fruit honey
definitely rum but also fruit and some oakines
rum lingers until the next sip
vanilla nose with hints of red fruits and tropical fruit. vanilla and toffee taste gives over to unsweetened pineapple with some spiciness on the finish, which does not linger long
Enjoyable dram with Vanilla, honey palate and dry oak finish, not as sweet as Balvenie Doublewood 12
Dry oak tsnnins, slight sweetness a bit of alcohol burn
vanilla, fruit, spice, "hints of rum"
In der Nase sehr mild und süß mit einem Hauch Vanille. Erinnert an Butterkuchen. Im Vergleich mit dem Standard Double Wood sehr viel zurückhaltender und natürlich ohne die Fruchtnoten des Sherry Fasses. Das Rumfass liegt leicht im Hintergrund.
Im Mund wieder vorwiegend süß und mild. Im Abgang leicht nussig, aber nicht so intensiv wie der Double Wood.
Insgesamt wenig komplexer, süßer und milder Whisky, der seinen Aufpreis zum Double Wood nicht wert ist. Das Rumfass trägt kaum zum Whisky bei und auch das Alter würde ich ihm in einer Blindverkostung nicht zuschreiben.
Sweet, a bit spicy. Goes down pretty easy.
impressed.. for only 43 abv, it had a nice bite but faded quickly into a nice spicey rum taste..
Rich, oak, and fruity
immediate bite that fades just as fast, fruity, vanilla, and can taste the rum influence
strong vanilla finish that lingers just enough
I expected a little more influence from the rum cask but nonetheless a nice whisky. Smooth and sweet (vanilla, rum, fruit).
very sweet, a bit hot
Sweet and smooth
Strong presence of the rum cask finish, sweeter notes and vanilla.
very smooth, good whisky for starters
I was expecting more ron barrel presence. Good but nothing outstanding.
no nose harsh on the tongue very little finnish
8/19/15. 89/100. Extra maturation in ex-rum casks. Certainly a good drink from balvenie.
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
I've bought this bottle 3 times so it must be decent. I'm a picky fuck
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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