Balvenie 14-year-old Caribbean Cask

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
14 years old
Rum Cask Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L2W 7122 2308
Added on
27 Sep 2012 3:01 pm

Average value

€ 68.03

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie 14-year-old Caribbean Cask

168 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.34 points

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 85pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is very fruity and delicate with hints of ripe and juicy red apple, vanilla cookies and honey cake.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is sweet and pretty delicious with notes of honey cake again, sweet baking spices, citruses and vanilla.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is pretty short by pleasant with a hints of bitter flowers, malt followed by spicy oak and caramel.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky, easy to enjoy and yet with its own character. All components fit together harmoniously. I am positively surprised.
    • Nose
      Citrus, lime, lemon, orange, honey, vanilla and caramel, followed by a hint of nuts, almonds and raisins
    • Taste
      Again citrus, but less sour and fresh than in the nose, malt, and again nuts
    • Finish
      Light oak, at least medium long, sweet and only slightly bitter

  3. tangtang scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The rum cask can be clearly felt. Unfortunately, it is too alcoholic, bubbly and not very complex.
    • Nose
      sweet, vanilla, very alcoholic for 43%, you can tell the rum cask. Nuts and light fruits in the background. The alcoholic is in the foreground
    • Taste
      Very sweet at the beginning with a lot of vanilla, then transitioning to a bit sourish bitter. Here, too, the alcohol comes to the fore. Little complex
    • Finish
      sweet with vanilla and caramel, spicy, rather short

  4. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    The impression of the Roma is either there or not. Drinking, moderately burning fruit and confectionery drink.
    • Nose
      Ripe juicy red apple, notes of oak, crisp cookies with vanilla, caramel sweets, sweet spices, honey cake.
    • Taste
      Honey pastries seasoned with sweet spices, citruses, vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium length, frustratingly simple, bitterness of herbs, astringency of wood and malt.

  5. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior


    Nose: sweet, with buttery vanilla cake and yellow apples up front. Some creamy coconut, honey and toffee. Apricots and bananas. Golden raisins soaked in rum. Light leafy oak in the background. Rather fruity but I’m not getting the tropical notes that some seem to find here.
    Mouth: again creamy and full-bodied, with pureed banana, apple and sugarcane juice. Now added hints of pineapple on syrup. Vanilla again, with sweet oak and cloves.
    Finish: medium, oaky, on orange peel, vanilla and freshly sawn oak.

    It feels slightly engineered but that’s the only real complaint. You have to like very sweet and creamy whisky though.

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol content is well below 50%, probably even below 46% I guess. A sherry barrel was probably there. Mouth and Departure are so light that I type on a Bladnoch or an Irishman, the age I lay between 12 and 15 years. blind tasting
    • Nose
      Very sweet, apricot, vanilla, orange, a bit of woodruff, now comes a little sour, a counterpoint to the sweetness of the beginning, lemon, overall very fruity
    • Taste
      Very soft onset with a very light, almost watery body, the fruits return, but not as intense as in the nose, orange is in the foreground, plus some tangerine, a touch of oak, sweet
    • Finish
      Sweet and gentle, a little oak, the memory of the fruits of the mouth and nose, medium long

  7. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    nice easy drinking for a poker night
    • Nose
      quite easy to feel no alcohol, fine fruity and nutty notes, one could imagine a slight bacardi note very subliminally. round and soft
    • Taste
      here clearly nuttier and yet a fairly full body for the 43%. However, quite one-dimensional.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the barrel wort predominates with herbs, the finish is rather medium long but nice and warm

  8. domani scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An exotic-fruity single malt as I had not yet in the glass. If you are looking for the raisin rum chocolate or just want to find the classic rum flavor in whisky will not find it here. It is a soft, creamy and full-bodied Balvenie. The aromatic spice is an ideal counterpoint to the exotic fruits, creating a harmonious balance and balance. Absolutely recommendable - 08.04.2017
    • Nose
      Pretty sweet and pleasant first nose, tropical fruits stand out prominently, definitely not the classic apple and pear nose, here are mango, passion fruit, avocado, pineapple, some toffee and even coconut are noticeable in the background, creamy-light
    • Taste
      Sweet and spicy, slightly peppery, oily, avocado, nut aromas, ripe grapes, vanilla, panna cotta, aromatic oak spicy without significant bitterness
    • Finish

  9. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nice sweet fruity tropical notes in the nose and initial taste, which eventually disappear almost completely. This clearly lacks in development. Still a good whisky though, but not worth the price tag of over €50 in my opinion.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Glenfarclas-Fan scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Pleasant whisky
    • Nose
      fresh and light, ripe exotic fruits, rum, vanilla
    • Taste
      Honey, pear, again rum
    • Finish
      medium long, a bit spicy, a pleasant sweetness stays longer


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