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Balvenie 14-year-old Caribbean Cask

Overall rating
83.83/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB137409
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
04.06.2019
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Rum Cask Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2D 7000 0406
Barcode
5010327524566
Added on
19 Aug 2019 6:26 pm by der.schubi
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 60.84

6 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

89 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 14-year-old Caribbean Cask

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.83 points

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    19 20 19 19 77

    young, very simple, extremely unsuccessful bottling of my favorite series ... sad ...

  2. whisky_knight scored this whisky 65 points Expert Junior

    For my first introduction to Balvenie, this 14 Year Caribbean Cask was an easy sipper. But it felt a bit basic as well. I didn’t get as much rum notes as I was hoping for when reading about the Rum Cask finish. I could see myself enjoying this in the hot Summer months, but I didn’t feel inclined to rush out and buy a bottle.
    • Nose
      64 64
      Faint, vanilla, sugarcane, apple, more sweetness, wine notes.
    • Taste
      67 67
      Thinnish mouthfeel. Caramel, vanilla sweetness, dark chocolate bitterness, oak, surprising alcohol burn despite the low ABV (43%), but then fades away.
    • Finish
      64 64
      Medium-short. Oaky bitterness, vanilla, light spices.

  3. valasios scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Svjatogor scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    n: sweet, oak, vanilla, caramel
    t: sweet, oak, tannin, toffee
    a: nuts, oak, rum, black pepper

  5. Mapl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. MartinSchmartin scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Red currant, green apples, some citrus. Raw (biscuit) dough. I mean, smell the rum out. Some honey sweetness.
      The second time I smelled, I thought that suddenly it smelled like NOTHING. And indeed: I accidentally took the empty glass next to it.
      So, it goes on with the right glass. Now there is definitely Sprite on the nose, so lemonade. Weird, right?
    • Taste
      86 86
      Waterier than I thought. Hardly any fruit left, a lot of wood. I like that, the whisky is nice and edgy and doesn't try to please everyone.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Quite a lot of oak. Rum again, but maybe I'm just imagining it because the bottle says rum.

  7. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 25 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: Golden smell Nose: Just poured out is diesel, mushrooms, organic reagents, as if you are in a hardware store. After a few minutes yellow fruits and frankincense appear, bananas, jackfruit, durian, light cream, red velvet cake, milk chocolate, cappuccino and 3 more milk, with a slightly fermented flavor of fresh milk. Wenxiang has the dense texture of whipping fresh milk, and looks like fresh and delicate milk foam.
    Taste Palate: The flavor is relatively light, not sweet but the milk is outstanding. Dense durian meat, jackfruit, fresh milk lumps, wooden spices, roasted walnut pie, almond madeleine, roasted almond wood, a little bitter base.
    Finish: Finish, Long, Durian Snow Bar, Fresh Milk Cake, Obvious Fresh Milk Body: Light, mellow, no tannin, slightly bitter bottom

    Nose: 86/100
    Palate: 86/100
    Finish: 86/100
    Body: 85/100
    Overall: 86/100

    Overall: It is recommended to increase the alcohol level to 48.

  8. JanMartin scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  10. vomi scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    Good one. I love rum and this is a whisky for rum lovers.

    There is a lot of vanilla, some spice in the finish, some fruit, a nice sweetness, some wood.
    It's intensive in taste. I like this one.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Some caramell, vanilla, fruits, some citrus, white oak
    • Taste
      86 86
      Vanilla, oak, tropical fruits, orange (it's like a whisky that is flavored by barbados rum)
    • Finish
      83 83
      Sweet but not too much (caramel), spices, some wood

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