Balvenie 14-year-old

Overall rating
83.38/100
votes
1711
Whiskybase ID
WB35830
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Caribbean Cask
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Rum Cask Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L2W 7122 2308
Barcode
5010327524566
Added on
27 sep 2012 3:01 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 71.80

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Whisky reviews for Balvenie 14-year-old

161 users have left 178 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.38 points.

  1. uap304 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is an interesting malt. It’s classic Balvenie, but with amped up sweetness and spice, more heavy and powerful than their standard offerings. I’m not a fan of rum and haven’t enjoyed rum-finished whisky in the past, and while there are obvious rum notes in the nose and finish, it is overall palatable and, at times, quite enjoyable.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose is excellent. Heavy apple, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, and toffee. I feel like the notes on the tin are probably true. There is a strong note of apple cider at times, and sometimes more rummy and cloying with brown sugar sweetness. Oranges, pears, and apricots. It is reminiscent of Glenfiddich 18-year old, which is certainly not a bad thing in my book. Very nice nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Medium-heavy, dense and powerful, sweet and spice arrival. Toffee and cream, orange and banana. Nicely tangy at times, at other times more on the musty and bitter side. Beeswax. Grain sweet. The palate is less spectacular than the nose.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The finish is what lets me down here. Spicy, dry, and with a lingering stale note that I associate with rum. Raisins, maple syrup, and brown sugar so you’re getting these notes related to the rum finish coming through. Maybe you’ll like that more than I do. Less obvious: cinnamon, lavender, and vanilla crème.

  2. fnk scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

  3. joeynoreen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. HKWhiskyExplorer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Alcohol burn is strong in this one. A rather sweet Balvenie due to the rum cask finish.

    In my pre-historical scoring method, it's an 8.6/10.
    • Nose
      Mild toffee. Vanilla. A hint of citrusy behind. Sweet fruit.
    • Taste
      Very aromatic. Vanilla & honey. Warm spices. oak. Sweetness is masked by evaporating alcohol.
    • Finish
      Harsh finish, the tongue gets numb quickly. Sweet aftertaste. A hint of bitterness at the end.

  5. ldz794140310 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    It's ok. It's a simple, easy-to-drink malt.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Boiled fruit, citrus, honey, spices
    • Taste
      82 82
      The taste is thin, with a refreshing taste of mint, a slight kick of solvent, alcohol, some fruit
    • Finish
      84 84
      It has a long, woody, and spicy finish

  6. The_Osprey scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Balvenie Caribbean Cask Aged 14 Years, 43%.

    30ml sample Jan 2022.

    Light amber or dark golden.

    Aroma is a mix of bready and sugar syrup impressions. Bread and butter pudding made with golden syrup. Bread crusts. Touch of apple. Okay, and at least it still seems to retain at least some of its spirit character.

    Body is lightly oily.

    Taste is light for the body if that makes sense. The decent body tricks the mind into thinking there’s more than there is. Again it’s bready, some dried apple, papery oak, hints of dental rinse, the rum cask influence is noticeable but subtle – a good thing. The soft blackberry note along with the bready flavours somehow makes me think of eggy pastry. The lingering cask bitterness is soft.

    It’s okay – it could have been worse anyway, based on my experience of other rum cask finished whiskies. My score of 3.2/77 may be slightly kind

  7. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This is quite a tasty whisky with nice complexity and impressive entry on the palate. In addition, an amazingly long finish - a purchase candidate. Only the alcohol could be integrated a bit better.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Orange, caramel, pine resin, honey, malt, sweetness, slightly cooling alcohol, plasticine, spices, later slightly tart
    • Taste
      86 86
      Honey, some bitterness, alcohol a bit aggressive, sweetness, pepper and light fruits
    • Finish
      86 86
      Quite a long finish with plasticine, malt, slight bitterness, somewhat aggressive alcohol, oak and caramel

  8. Osir1es scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    I would say that this whisky almost repeats its 12-year-old counterpart in almost everything, a slight spice appears in aroma and taste, but that’s about it

  9. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasing malt, nice and round with great honey aromas, unfortunately only 43%, at cask strength that would be a cracker.
    • Nose
      87 87
      sweet and sour fruity notes of rock candy, kiwis, lemons, multivitamin juice, almond slivers and honey gingerbread
    • Taste
      85 85
      mild and pleasantly oily, beeswax, pannacotta and sweet rum
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, oil, wax and honey notes remain

  10. ARRANOVERLORD scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey, tropical fruits, citrus, faint nuttiness. Vanilla, sugars, rum spice, banana nut bread. Very sweet and very approachable, with little ethanol.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Honey, bright fruits. Fleeting woody bitterness. Sweet cane sugar, molasses, vanilla, pastries. Becomes tarter over time, and woodier. Overall mild - not a 'palate bomb', but rather more subtle. In my opinion: could do with more proof and less bitterness, but still very nice.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short and quiet. Bitterness towards the back of the tongue. Citrus and fresh fruit notes remain towards the front of the palate.

  11. dominikbraun scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  12. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  13. MarcinCh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet. Tropical fruits. Pineapple, apricot.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Some spices. Tropical fruit. Apricot. Candied fruit.
    • Finish
      Smooth, slightly warming. Sweet. Tropical fruit. Apricots and pineapples.

  14. Nazin scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Nose: citruses, orange, honey, vanila, almonds, raisins. Taste: citruses, honey, vanila. Finish fruity, slightly peppery.

  15. YD84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is a guilty pleasure bottle, just simple and enjoyable. The rich honey malt Balvenie has is something to admire, but it comes as a cost. This one adds a unique twist with the rum cask adding extra sweet and spice notes.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet, honey drizzled apples, light exotic spices, a bright malt, and candied lemons
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smooth rich and round, honey, malty, orchard fruits, spices are balanced and more bold here, light pepper
    • Finish
      85 85
      Peppery, apple juice, a touch drying and on the short-medium side

  17. jvanopstal scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A nice and soft whisky with indeed a good influence of the rum cask
    • Nose
      80 80
      Strong with citrus and vanilla
    • Taste
      79 79
      Sweet with citrus, vanilla and rum
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium long and a bit spicy with oak and vanilla

  18. junisambo scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

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  19. Don Cassi scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Very mild and sweet on the nose with a hint of vanilla. Reminds of butter cake. Compared to the standard Double Wood, it is much more reserved and of course without the fruit notes of the sherry barrel. The rum barrel is slightly in the background.

    Mainly sweet and mild again in the mouth. Slightly nutty finish, but not as intense as the Double Wood.

    Altogether less complex, sweet and mild whisky, which is not worth the extra charge compared to the Double Wood. The rum barrel hardly contributes to the whisky and I wouldn't ascribe the age to it in a blind tasting.

    Grade: 3+

  20. 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.

  21. Emperor69 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Category: Single Malt
    Manufacturer and bottler: Balvenie Distillery (William Grant & Sons)
    Region: Speyside
    Fortress: 43%
    Volume: 700 ml
    Bottling date: 04/06/2020
    Barrel type: Ex-Bourbon Casks + Rum Casks Finish
    Age: 14yo
    Filtration: yes
    Dye: present

    Nose. Sweet, even slightly sugary, but well balanced with spices. It opens with a typical Balvenie honey nectar with a strong vanilla-malt theme in the style of shortbread or glazed gingerbread, enriched with a mix of plum, apricot and cherry jam with stones, apple jam with cinnamon, baked orange, aromas of unripe, still greenish bananas and toffee.

    Taste. Thanks to the increased strength with gravity, everything is fine, this whisky does not seem watery, unlike its predecessor Balvenie 12 Double Wood. The palate is full of sweet honey, citrus, vanilla and the same caramelized fruits that were found in the aroma, cinnamon adds spice.

    Aftertaste. Medium duration. Vanilla, cinnamon, apricot jam.

    Summary. I did not catch any “traces” of tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit, lychee, etc.), which seem to be sometimes found in this type of aging, in the profile of this whisky. Maybe they are there somewhere “phantomically” and are present, but they are hidden by too bright themes of honey, vanilla and boiled, caramelized fruits. So there is no need to look for any "exclusivity" here. But what the rum barrels definitely added was extra sweetness and fragrant spicy cinnamon to the already emphasized Speyside profile of the distillery. So we can say that we have a small quality upgrade of the standard 12-ki, the same light, pleasant, elegant, with a rounded taste of whisky "for every day" (if you can afford it, of course - the regular price tag seems extremely inadequate). I also note that Balvenie is great for hot weather, when you don’t want something heavy, complicated, but just want to have a good time with a glass of something else.

    Rating: 84 out of 100.

  22. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda 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

  23. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. Shining_Bright scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    It's ok, nothing more. Shame about the irn-bru e130 glow. No rum influence. Would not buy again.

  25. Malthead19 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    - a delicious single malt with a rum finish
    - However, according to my assessment, there could / should be more taste in comparison to the 12 year old Double Wood. Would have expected a little more here.
    • Nose
      delicate oak, hint of sherry aromas (grape, berries) but only a subtle hint of rum
    • Taste
      In the beginning, rum taste, vanilla and a bit bitter oak with a slight alcoholic burn
    • Finish
      medium-long finish;
      Rum aromas linger

  26. dimitrios scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  27. MLE scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  28. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful and harmonious summer whisky with a very sweet and fruity nose. Alcohol is well integrated, but that's to be expected at just 43% and 14 years of age. One could almost be thankful that this bottling "even" got 43% alcohol strength, when much older malts like the 21-year-old Madeira Cask or the 21-year-old Portwood are bottled with only 40% as standard. *cough!*
    • Nose
      87 87
      Honey, pear, vanilla, meadow flowers, tropical fruits, sap orange, delicate oak spice, honeydew melon. Also gives off a great freshness...
    • Taste
      85 85
      Stronger oak and also not as sweet as the nose suggested. Vanilla, Mango, White Pepper, Juice Orange.
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium length honey, vanilla, lime.

  29. hafssol scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    I'm a bit torn about being convinced or not by this one. On one hand, the rum cask doesn't add so much to the typical smooth wood and fruity Balvenie taste; on the other one, the result can be perceived even as too sweet for a malt of such age.
    Trying to keep a balance, it displays prominent vanilla and oak notes, infused in an overall sweetness, which barely goes into mellow.
    Maybe a bit too sweet for my taste, and for its 43 abv, partially released by some nutty, oak and fruity aftertaste. I've been very curious about this one, but not sure I'd buy it again for the price you can generally find it in online shops.

  30. McWilliams scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

  31. McWilliams scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

  32. r0back55 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Very nice nose: apples, cherries, redberries.
    Taste: malt, vanilla, honey, oak barrel
    Finish: light, not very long, but sweet

  33. ThorstenH scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  34. Vaso_Mtsituri scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Enhanced the aromas coming from the Distillery. Extra maturation in rum cask gives more spiciness compared to the 12 Single barrel. Good for the price, if you know and live rum finish Whiskys
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  35. Mapl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  36. Echnaton scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A very well balanced, mild drinkable whisky that has a special note thanks to its rum aroma.
    • Nose
      88 88
      On the nose vanilla a hint of coconut, banana, brown cane sugar and juicy sweet raisins.
      Caribbean feeling spreads.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Raisins soaked in rum come to mind, the cane sugar molasses becomes noticeably very exotic, the oak comes through pleasantly.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is rather short, the oak is very noticeable, a slight oak bitterness comes through but quickly fades and gives way to chocolate notes.

  37. Youngone scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  38. HnZRock scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  39. Willum scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  40. Valérie scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  41. Dramtastic.86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  42. lucero scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  43. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      75 75

  44. IIIZIII scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    2020.03.31.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Balvenie is very clean and obvious here. It is not swamped at all, but shows a nice synergy with the rum sweetness.
    • Taste
      84 84
      On the palate, I feel like, it is very one dimensional. A lots of honey and beeswax which is definitely to my liking.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Very slightly bitter towards to the finish. The rum is very prevalent here. Chestnut honey

  45. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 11-23-2019 at InterWhisky, Frankfurt.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  46. keizerjos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This is not for nothing bottle 3. With a nice cane sugar aroma, the scent immediately lives up to its origin, matured in rum barrels. It is smooth, fresh, fruity, tropical (banana, pineapple) whisky that makes you very happy and makes you long for more, that breaks through the liquor versus liqueur boundary and has probably caused an unpleasant number of hangovers, something I do the Toast Or also suspect American Oak. The 89 points I ever gave for it may be just a little too much honor. Corrected to 86 points.

  47. dhMaki scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Creamy toffee with tropical fruit notes of papaya and banana. In addition, there is a sweet, soft scent.
    • Taste
      82 82
      First a sweetish oak note, followed by vanilla and a fruity character of pineapple and papaya.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Soft and medium length with vanilla and oak tones, as well as some fruit

  48. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The nose really knows how to please. Especially when it is warm and muggy - just like right here - the nose of this malt mentally accompanies you to the beach in the Caribbean.
    In the mouth and finish, the rum is more likely to be noticed as a Mount Gay than a diplomatico with a high sugar content. The more austere note comes through. The nose leads you to expect that the sweetness will continue in the mouth - which I didn't.
    I'm still not sure what to think of him. I like it very much from the nose, especially for the summer evening sniffer. But in terms of taste and finish - I don't know yet. I think I have to taste it again.
    • Nose
      87 87
      There is beautiful light gold in the glass and small but numerous oily tracks are tracing the edge of the glass. At the beginning, when you smell it for the first time, the alcohol tickles your nose slightly. Then comes a bouquet of chubby sweetness after brown sugar and exotic fruitiness, which is not sour but so fruity sweet. Want to be really tasty to bite into. The raisin comes out after the first sip. Raisins in sugar.
    • Taste
      84 84
      I mouth, at the first sip, surprisingly less sweet than the nose suggests. Fruit is no longer noticeable. No more raisins. I get more spice and oak, parsed with a tingle on the tongue. However, the mouthfeel is pleasantly soft and smooth.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Even at the end there is little to taste from the fruity side. The oak with a noticeable bitterness, more towards chocolate with a higher cocoa content, is present. At the very end there is a hint of raisin. Not their sweetness but the taste of dried grapes. Finish but of a short nature.

  49. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Aroma:
    Slightly fruity, sweetish, some wood, vanilla, rum, a hint of coconut

    Taste:
    fruity, spicy, sweet, full, aromatic

    finish:
    a warm, very long, soft, sweet and spicy finish, oak, not bitter, round and very pleasant.

  50. SRB scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  51. Igitor scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tried as a sample, I do not need a big bottle ...
    The PLV is fine, there are better malts for the price
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very sweet with orange and lemon. Unfortunately not complex
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet with a lot of rum. The taste is good, that's all
    • Finish
      84 84
      Finish slightly bitter, loses quickly

  52. Maltlife scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  53. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice balance between vanilla, white fruits, the amber influence of rum and sweet caramel. Overall, it's fresh, fruity, and slightly salty. On the palate, citrus fruits, cane syrup and white grapes, pineapple, mango, banana, papaya, but also grapefruit, blood orange, all well wooded. Tropical scents, herbaceous humidity. Fairly long finish but not very strong, nice, on jujube and redcurrant, vanilla, and some shellfish.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/11/the-balvenie-caribbean-cask-14-yo.html
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  54. davidloosli scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Orange tea, sour apricot, a touch of vanilla, banana, rather muted nose
    • Taste
      Apricot, shortcake, caramell, oranges, sour Drops, vanilla pudding, a hint of Lemon, dark cacao chocolate
    • Finish
      Rock candy, Papaya, ginger, burned sugar, tropical sweetness

  55. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I've had worse contemporary Balvenies. This actually works pretty well. The rum cask adds a brooding sweetness that, while pretty heavy and thick, only provides the backbone for the malt instead of drowning it out. Pretty well done.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A bit bourbon-like (sweet and woody) with added layers of christmas spices and baking dough. Some Mexican mole (or deep-dark cocoa paste), for reasons that escape me. Loads of marzipan and a tiny bit of glue (again: much like a bourbon). It's far from sophisticated, but it's good fun and thoroughly un-boring.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Okay body for 43%, and a good, clean, and well-defined development. Sweet throughout, but with a good push from the oak at the end. Oodles of caramel and spices. Again: not all that refined, but pretty damn entertaining.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Solid, substantial afterglow, with a bit of pepper and a lot of dark chocolate. I'm not mad at this at all.

  56. ballunder scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    N:Caramel, vanilla, some biscuit. some orange but faint
    P:Some spice, very smooth, a tad syrupy, orange liquer - like a Grand Marnier, maybe Cointreau but not quite so bitter.
    F:Slightly dry, long tail

    pleasant enough but I prefer the Balvenie 12 single casks at this price point

  57. Portfolioman scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    good drinkable, consistent
    • Nose
      sweet, caramel, apples, a little alcohol
    • Taste
      Vanilla, oak, pepper, slightly creamy, slightly watery
    • Finish
      medium long, soft

  58. Martin1965 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, sweet fruits, raisins, honey
    • Taste
      Vanilla, oak, sweet, beautiful rum notes with light fruitiness
    • Finish
      Long with cocoa

      Lovely whisky with a remarkably well-integrated rum note

  59. 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.

  60. RobIsrael scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    I think Balvenie produces a great spirit but the finish in rum casks makes it too sweet for my taste. Not a bad whisky by the way.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very sweet, vanilla, honey, caramel, some fruitiness too but also sweet fruits like banana, coconut and peaches.
    • Taste
      82 82
      More barley, but also sweet vanilla, banana and peaches.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Finish is quite malty, more oak less fruit.

  61. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Colour: amber.
    Nose: sweet with spices, honey, apples, fudge, cake with powdered sugar, floral, beewax, oak and perfume notes.
    Mouth: sweet and spicy with apples, honey and oak notes.
    Finish: middle, sweet and spicy with honey, oak, perfume, floral notes.
    The Balvenie Caribbean Cask is a well balanced, sweet and spicy whisky. I gave 84 points.

  62. SweetPeat scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    I would have expected something more heavy syrup sweetness and fruitiness. That it is a Balvenie, I would have recognized blind in any case, the Rumfinish but never. I'm a bit disappointed with this.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Honey, some flowery vanilla, oak, rum I do not think (blind I typed on the Doublewood 12), later comes some orange / tangerine and very light molasses
    • Taste
      81 81
      sweet, vanilla, oak, honey, now comes some rum, fruit I do not think, leaves a Balvenie-typical alcoholic tingling, little oak
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium (4/10) and spicy

  63. Falnor scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    A very friendly and easy malt with emphasis on sweetness. The percentage is low enough and little to none raw edges. Because of this, I find it also somewhat boring. Nothing wrong and it can make lot's of people happy, but it's just too much sugar coated.
    • Nose
      73 73
      Plain vanilla, honey and caramel. Well the start of any malt. Mapple sirop, cane sugar with pastry and cake. Coconut cookies, the filling of an oreo and twinkies.
      Pff, with that writen, this looks like a winner for the sweet tooth.
    • Taste
      74 74
      There is enough honey to be found. Mashed banana, also lot's of abricot and apple. Somehow this is more fruit and citrus like and less sugar/ cake as was the nose.
    • Finish
      72 72
      The sweetness remains till the end. Brown sugar, caramel sweets,

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

    The Balvenie was the first Carribbean cask-finished I tried in Edinburgh two years ago. He still leads the list of rum-matured whiskys for me.
    I associate this pronounced fresh, fruity smell and taste with the Caribbean.

  65. whiskyd scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      75 75

  66. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2018/balvenie/balvenie-caribbean-cask-14-years/

    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.

  67. spigray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      not very rummy though there is a feeling of carribean rum. balvenie shining through with light honey and perhaps some apricots but there´s not that much going on here
    • Taste
      sweet with meringue and egg - sugar mix like when baking a cake. light honey again, very creamy mouthfeel, white chocolate
    • Finish
      rather long, a little less sweet, slightly honeyed

  68. tomjcollins85 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Scores in the to 40's and 50's seems a little ridiculous, as does the 100 that's floating around!

    I prefer the Doublewood, as I prefer more chocolatey/creamy notes, but this is still a decent dram. Would I buy it again? Probably not, as I'd rather spend the extra £20 on the DW.

  69. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    18-03-2017 / 12-10-2017
    • Nose
      75 75
      tropical fruit, passion fruit, toffee
    • Taste
      70 70
      vanilla, apples, mango, hint of oranges, bitter of rum
    • Finish
      70 70
      vanilla

  70. horstpedia scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  71. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  72. dram-drinker scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    Rather light but very drinkable - qualifies as daily dram - good stuff!
    • Nose
      Fresh, dried apricots, bananas, passion fruit, honeydew, citrus fruits, fresh oranges, hints of toffee and brown sugar - very good
    • Taste
      Fresh fruit juice, citrus fruits, pineapples, mango, hints of vanilla, spices, cloves, some oaky notes coming up
    • Finish
      Medium long, zesty, more oaky

  73. oppi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      vanilla Sweet Taste of rum
    • Taste
      Very cute and full round rum

  74. M@lt M@n scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Very good whisky, a typical Balvenie. The first impression when tasting is very good: mild and fruity. Unfortunately, he disappeared very quickly on the finish.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      50 50

  75. 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

  76. 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

  77. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  78. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, honey, vanilla, caramel, tropical fruit, hint of coconut, pineapple
    • Taste
      Sweet, honey, vanilla, light pepper, chocolate too, creamy structure, caramel
    • Finish
      Sweet, honey, vanilla, chocolate, very light peppers, quite long

  79. njjack scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

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

  80. njjack scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  81. Defeatless scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Sweet with some honey and pollen. Overall there is a toffee sweetness on the nose

    Taste:
    Easy arrival, sweet, again honey. Touch of malted barley, and a small splash of orange juice. 

    Body:
    Creamy and easy going.

    Finish:
    Medium length. There is again a sweet toffee finish, hint of the wood in a bitter note. At last you will get the rum from the finishing.

    Price:
    It's getting a bit steep nowadays. Around €50,- should be fair.

    Presentation:
    Good, shame they put caramel in it and not bottle @46%.

    Comments:
    It is a very good 'daily dram'. Yet prices are creeping up. I won't pay more than €50,- for a bottle of these.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  82. KOQ24 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Nose:

    Spices, malty, honey, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Grapefruit, Apricot, Caramel, Toast, Pannacotta, Mango, Pears, Red Apple, Paprika, Spruce, Bourbon

    Taste:

    Strong Arrival.

    Strong spicyness, Rum-soaked Raisins, Milk Chocolate, Toast, slightly sour, slightly okay, Plums, Vanilla, Orange, Peach, Caramel

    Finish:

    Long with a strong Alcohol note.

    Overall:

    Not as heavy of a Rum note as expected.

    This is a worthy step up from the Balvenie 12 Double Wood.

    A really fine Malt.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      70 70

  83. Koning scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Didn't liked it at first, way too sweet (the rhum casks speaking?). Still, it has more to offer, but these aroma's are quite shy.
    • Nose
      Somehow reminds me of chipolata pudding. Fruity (pineapple,orange) ,vanilla, but also some elderflower syrup and fresh celery.
    • Taste
      Pretty sweet with limoncello white chocolate, pineapple sweets and vanilla cream. Also some green banana's.
    • Finish
      A bit thin: vanilla sugar, aplle juice, rose water, garden herbs, white pepper en quite oaky.

  84. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  85. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Hmm, I do not get enough of this malt. A bit of tropical fruit and coconut in the nose, a little vanilla, pear, coconut (nut) and a little barrel in the mouth ... rather disappointing

  86. jeoff scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  87. Ziggy24 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      76 76

  88. zaphod155 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, banana, vanilla, oranges, molasses, caramelized apple, butter toffee
    • Taste
      Vanilla, honey, tropical fruits, a hint of cocoa, spicy
    • Finish
      medium long, sweet and spicy

  89. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2010]  I had this dram during a Prof. Schobert tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5. My notes state a punchy nose with some rum aromas.  The taste is soft with just hints of rum flavours (hard to identify).

  90. Th3WhiskyColl3ctor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  91. 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
      medium

  92. Mimoo21 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  93. chlinatele scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Fruit, coconut, vanilla, oak and a little banana. Cozy Fruity Whisky with unfortunately too little Vol. Would be more interesting at 46 or 48 Vol. But otherwise I'm glad that I've gained it
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  94. lukeboone scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  95. 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

  96. sammy01 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  97. Pollenflug scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    More on: https://tomtrinkt.blog/
    • Nose
      Intense sweetness with exotic fruit notes. Mango, passion fruit and some coconut stand out. Vanilla, caramel, rum raisins and first hints of spicy oak notes rise from the glass.
    • Taste
      Surprisingly strong, in the short term slightly peppery onset. Very oily mouthfeel, fruity, vanilla notes, apples, pears, some malt, paired with citrus fruits and fine nut aromas, which quickly lead to a noticeable, but not too dominant, spicy oak barrels. Some bittersweet chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium. The fruitiness fades gradually. Raisins, a last hint of vanilla, tobacco notes and spicy oak notes give the Balvenie finish. Again, there is some dark chocolate again. Overall slightly drier.

  98. DutchKarma scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  99. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Soothing on nose with waves of crushed red grape skin, sweet fig and toasted cereal.

    Palate:- Predominant orange zest, fizzy and sweet. Medium body. Clean and crisp mouthfeel.

    Finish:- Medium length, dry. Slightly harsh. Vibrant and pulsing.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  100. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  101. XinTriX scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  102. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  103. 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

  104. Dramany scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Rum and citrus notes in the nose, light leather with sweet lemon in the mouth

  105. AdelphosHume scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The use of dunnage warehousing has added a pleasant note in both the smell and taste. There seems to be a bit of batch variation.My first dram of this, a year ago, was musty and unpleasantly bitter. My latest was very pleasant and enjoyable.
    • Nose
      Oak with caramel, mixed fruits, vanilla. With 5 minutes, vanilla and darker rum, and an earthy note (dunnage).
    • Taste
      Oak, soft fruit, vanilla, and the dark rum.

      Pleasant earthiness with baking spices.
    • Finish
      Soft fruits and caramel.

  106. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Malty, barley
    • Taste
      light, sweet, good, plum, some oak
    • Finish
      medium

  107. Islaywolf scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  108. LordIslay scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  109. Torfding scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet and creamy, toffee, cane sugar, heavy ripe fruit (exotic), a few rum raisins, a touch of coconut, oak notes are added over time, followed by nuts
    • Taste
      slightly sweeter and less fruity, apple, slightly malty, a little vanilla and herbs, a light bitterness and a hint of oak
    • Finish
      medium length, a fruity finish remains even longer; in the finish, the Balvenie becomes slightly bitter (not inappropriate and an interesting contrast) and gradually drier, impressions of tobacco and chocolate

  110. J23 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  111. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  112. Bendrachm did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    NOSE: Tropical. Lots of sugarcane (rum). Green apples, bananas. Sweet and bitter honey. Some mint and wax. Acetone. TASTE: Complex. Creamy/oily, Caramel. Burned orange peel (marmalade). Followed by some subtle spices. FINISH: Sweet. Honey, maybe some toffee, vanilla. A rich concentrated fruitiness that then gives way to a slightly dry oak. WATER: Tames the tropical fruitiness in the nose and slightly adds spices and dark chocolate. The finish is long, warm and spicy with sweet vanilla on the tail.

  113. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, almonds (the kernel!) With vanilla and fruit, in addition to the characteristic taste of rum!
    In the mouth, we find vanilla, fresh caramel, the woody side with the typical aromas of an arranged rum !! then the yellow-orange fruit, very slowly!
    In the final, short to medium with still vanilla and an undifferentiated fruitiness.
    • Nose
      floral, sweet with herbs drying on a radiator, wet wood, vanilla, it is also very creamy, even pastry, maderized fruits as on a sherry!
    • Finish
      interesting!

  114. Dramned! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    What I always want to scream out loud at whiskys with an alcohol level below 46%: "THIS IS TOO LITTLE !!"

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  115. Dramned! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is without question a very nice and balanced whisky, but I really miss the pressure of the alcohol here. Too bad, that could have been a favorite dram otherwise.

    Detailed notes with photos: < https://dramned.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/the-balvenie-14-carribian-cask-43/ >
    • Nose
      Sugar sweet ripe fruits, especially passion fruit, papaya - I'm already running smelling saliva! Oak makes its way to strong cane sugar, creamy vanilla, pickled raisins and a beautiful oily spice. Out of the glass, the Buena Vista Social Club sounds to me and I stroll in thoughts of Havana's waterfront promenades. The stuff smells so delicious that I can barely hold back ...
    • Taste
      In the mouth then drier than expected. The start is warm and soft and for the 43% pretty strong - but very short. Everything slows down quickly and then becomes soft and creamy.
      In addition to light fruits, I also have a nice Nussigkeit, light vanilla and spicy herbaceous-floral notes. Here, too, the wood barrel beats through and rounds off the flavor with tart notes. Overall, the palate of the nose depends but afterwards.
    • Finish
      In the relatively long finish I have mainly dry oak notes, raisins a little heather and at the very end dark caramel notes.

  116. ApricotOne scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  117. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    there is a lot of fruit, vanilla, spices. the rum cask is just perfect! good summer Whisky, light but still rich and enough complexity to really enjoy it.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  118. KdB scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Rum sweetness directly in the nose, as well as strong alcohol. Give it some time and overall the alcohol softens and notes of toffee, raisins and sweet fruit appear.

    Mouthfilling full-bodied taste. Sweet raisins, hints of chocolate, a bit of pepper, classic Balvenie which in my opinion got better under the influence of the rum casks. (to those who don't recognize the rum here, you really should try to drink it once)

    Very comforting and warming finish.
    Nice one, I love it and a small stash will be purchased soon :-) !
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  119. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  120. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Sweet, fruity (tropical fruit, passion fruit), oily, creamy, toffee
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla, fruity (apples, mangos, oranges), toffee
    • Finish
      Medium long, full, sweet, fruity

  121. Bart Joosten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      84 84

  122. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  123. jankes scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  124. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  125. PeterCr scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Casks clearly recognizable in the nose. There are some dynamics in the taste but nose is a bit closed. Slightly unbalanced in my view (too much sweetness and a bit alcoholic).

    Still a good value for money.Like the complexity and nice twist the rum casks seem to give it.

    83-85
    • Nose
      Medium impact on the nose. Sugarcane, honey, brandy, citrus, tropical fruits, green apples. Little bit closed nose.
    • Taste
      Medium thick tears in the glass. Smooth, creamy/oily, sweet attack (brown sugar, burned oranges, dried fruits). Followed by some subtle hints of spice (pepper, cinnamon). Taste has a lot more complexity than the nose brings.
    • Finish
      Medium finish which is quite sweet. Honey, maybe some toffee. Finish is also a little bit alcoholic. Finishes just a little bit dry.Mouthwarming finish.

  126. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  127. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is very Balvenie with a significant tropical impact. A rich and
    very well balanced dram which has taken some exotic and sensuous notes
    from the rum. Smooth, honeyed character with added toffee, exotic fruit
    and warm and lingering spices. A beautiful flavour filled experience,
    and definitely a whisky to add to the collection. A great value for
    money!

    https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776
    • Nose
      Rich aroma with rum and big tropical fruits, namely passion fruit,
      banana, and peach, combined with creamy toffee and crème brûlée. The
      typical honeyed fruits of the distillery emerge with golden syrup,
      lingering vanilla and a touch of mint. Amazingly alternating layers of
      flavours.
    • Taste
      Rich and unctuous! Ripe tropical fruits, apples, and a whiff of orange
      peel combined with sweet vanilla, delicate oak spice, caramelised ginger
      and cinnamon. Creamy, gentle and well layered.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, sweet, and lingering with a soft vanilla focussed
      character. A rich concentrated fruitiness that then gives way to a
      slightly dry oak. Extremely satisfying.

      WITH WATER: On the nose,
      water tames the tropical fruitiness and slightly increases the spicy
      character. The spiciness becomes prominent on the palate, pushing the
      sweet tropical fruitiness into the background. The finish is long, warm
      and spicy with sweet vanilla on the tail.

  128. jhut did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whisky Tasting, Café de Toeter in Groningen, 27-12-2015
    • Nose
      Sugar, white chocolate
    • Taste
      Caramel and vanilla. Red fruit, complex
    • Finish
      Tasty blackberries, dark. Very tasty, burnt sugar

  129. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  130. EarlMobile scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Beautifully flavored whisky with many exotic fruits and a lot of sweetness. For me Rumaroma is a bit too dominant. If you like that but here is served well.

  131. 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

  132. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  133. Thermidor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Uninspiring. I couldn't tell a rum cask was involved if it wasn't printed on the label, and the general quality of this whisky is that of travel retail wares.

  134. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    worth a try and definitely its money (47€)
    • Nose
      raisins, dates, chocolate, honey and peaches
    • Taste
      sweet like caramel & Toffifee
    • Finish
      middlelong sweet finish

  135. Doctor B. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  136. squaadgras scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  137. Part-Time-Alcoholic scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  138. DrinkingWhisky scored this whisky 67 points Expert Senior

    Tasted 11/10/2013.
    • Nose
      Zoet, honing, vanille, toffee.
    • Taste
      Scherp in de mond richting neus; zoet, vanille, vol van smaak.

  139. FC Sunderland scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      75 75

  140. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Balvenie Caribbean Cask (14 yo)
    Tasted 2015-07-17 @ Whisky InTeam Spaden:
    N fresh sea, sour apple
    G soft and soothing in the sense of a nice rumfinish but rather short
    79

  141. meindert9 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    N: sweet rum and tingling of Alcohol and vanilla S: rum vanilla F: warm sagging tingling.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  142. Koning scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A dissapointment. Far too sweet and one-dimensional for my taste. Very sugary. Still a decent whisky though. Score: 79

  143. dicembre29 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Some odd hints of pepper and pineapple. Eucalyptus and pine. Rum-raisin, brown sugar and apple. Sharp citrus and orange marmalade. A little bit of vanilla…and yeah…there’s a little bit of rum in there. Coffee and toffee.

    Palate: Tobacco and spice. Orange, pineapple and lemon. Sprite or 7-Up (lemonade, for our friends in the UK). Sharp burnt-sugar rummy notes. toothpicks. Pith and a bit of mint again.

    Neat. But not really my cup of tea (or whisky).

    http://www.allthingswhisky.com/?cat=58

     

     

  144. WhiskyCask did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Balvenie goes tropical!
    Review of the Balvenie Caribbean Cask:
    http://maltandoak.com/balvenie-goes-tropical/

  145. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  146. drkrylov scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      The aroma is rich with notes of tropical fruits, namely passion fruit, and creamy toffee.
    • Taste
      The aroma is rich with notes of tropical fruits, namely passion fruit, and creamy toffee.
    • Finish
      The aroma is rich with notes of tropical fruits, namely passion fruit, and creamy toffee.

  147. Matt80 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Not as enjoyable as I was hoping but still a solid dram
    • Nose
      Tropical fruit with pineapple and passion fruit most prominent. Sugared jelly sweets and oddly, mint toothpaste
    • Taste
      Vanilla, quite spicy. With water, a dark chocolate note develops
    • Finish
      Medium long spicy finish.

  148. Ciro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  149. Shane_IL scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is a very nice whisky, while a bit sweet for my taste it's not sickeningly so, the flavours come together well. Very interesting and had a lot of notes I'm not familiar with together in a whisky.
    • Nose
      Coconut, rum & raisin ice cream, pineapple, pina colada, that strawberries and cream flavouring they use in candies and yogurts and such, brown sugar
    • Taste
      Rum, a bit of fresh road tar and sticky rubber, Malibu (the drink), coconut chocolate, boiled sweets, caramel.
    • Finish
      Medium length, very sweet, like throat lozenges almost, and a refreshing fruity note.

  150. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A consistent and well matured Balvenie. Not all distillates are compatible with rum-casks but it suits Balvenie, no doubt. Wish it was without caramel coloring and chill filtration.

    (Rating interval 82-86p)
    • Nose
      Honey and molasses, brown sugar, complex spices, vanilla and wood spice. There is sweet honey as well as bitter honey in this one. After the addition of water floral notes appear with coffee and artificial orange/orange candy.
    • Taste
      The arrival is soft with honey, syrup and butter scotch. The rum influence is unmistakably in the development with molasses, vanilla sugar, oak and complex tropical fruits. With water, sweet banana and soft spices appear.
    • Finish
      Subtle spices, brown sugar, creme brûlée and pepper. 

  151. Koloman scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    If you like rum ...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  152. Willie JJ scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    There may be a little too much acetone on the nose, but this is a delicious whisky.
    • Nose
      Soft pears, sharp oranges, cream, candlewax and pear drops. There's some acetone notes that go beyond the pear drops. Faint hints of rum.
    • Taste
      The initial barley sugar delivery is quickly overcome by massively more rum on the palate. Definitely rum flavoured whisky. Plenty of spiced orange notes too. Delicious.
    • Finish
      The finish has lots of popping spices and delicious fruit sweet notes. Plenty of length and warmth. Very nice. 

  153. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Sweet, honeyed nose, with plenty of additional vanilla and spices from the rum cask. A dusting of icing sugar and some ripe apricots help keep the spices in balance. Similarly sweet, fruity and honeyed on the palate without a trace of alcohol burn. A medium-length sweet and spicy finish is entirely in keeping with what came before. I really like this dram, but only when I am in the mood for something sweet. It is definitely a step up in quality from the entry level Balvenies I have tried previously. Not too bad value either for a 14yo when on sale in Tesco (I paid just over £30).

  154. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    International Spirits Challenge 2014 - Gold Medal - Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old

    International Spirits Challenge 2014 - Silver Medal - Distillers' Single Malts between 13 and 20 years old 

    International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 - Silver OUTSTANDING - Scotch Single Malt - Speyside 

  155. Myst111 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    very nice sweet whisky
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85

  156. Nos90 scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  157. [2stoned] aKu scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    In the nose, the rum is very noticeable and looks quite lovely and caressing. In the mouth and especially on the finish, a distinct bitterness prevails, with which one would not have counted on the verriechen forth.
    • Nose
      Apricots & fresh yellow apples, light woody, some honey and vanilla cream, sweetish rum, hint of coconut, hides a small bouquet of summer flowers
    • Taste
      Light, soft, slightly creamy sweetish, apple and light grapes, a little bitterness of the oak comes through
    • Finish
      short poached peaches with white chocolate sauce followed by bitter oak and bitter almond which lasts longer, gets a little drier accompanied by a light cream custard cream with tropical fruit mousse

  158. DistiLesha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It's really goood but not so. I thought it's better as my friend told "it's fantastic" after Moscow Whisky Fest 2014 degustation.
    • Nose
      Sweet, fresh, interesting, feijoa (!), light, delicious, balvenies woodiness
    • Taste
      sweet, oaky, coconut milk (+pina colada may be), soapy
    • Finish
      long, rich, sweet, mouth feels constricted, rubber

  159. Playdie scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      80 80

  160. mathijs881 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  161. angelus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  162. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A rich Vanilla, honeyed dram. Lightly spiced with hints of apple and summer rain
    • Taste
       Very creamy vanilla flavour with a hint of spice and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long and refreshing finish which lingers with hints of dark chocolate and coconut powder

  163. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      90 90

  164. webdiver scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  165. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    sweetest scotch I tasted so far - reminds me of liqueur, but in a good way
    • Nose
      honey, sweetness, candle wax, soft butterscotch
    • Taste
      more honey and sweetness; toffee, butterscotch and vanille, a touch of orange
    • Finish
      very soft and smooth

  166. Wolv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      84 84

  167. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    nice find, good daily dram
    • Nose
      Fruity, caramelized, very pleasant
    • Taste
      sweet, without complexity
    • Finish
      average

  168. M3taal scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      91 91

  169. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  170. joep scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  171. Gronqvist scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rich, sweet and balanced with pasionsfrugt, peaches, kiwi, caramel, toffee, grapes, rum, malt, coffee, coconut, pineapple, banana and light smoke. 
    • Taste
      Round and creamy with vanilla, apple, mango, orange, coconut, honey, butterscotch, maple syrup, nutmeg, new tobacco dish notes and chocolate. 
    • Finish
      Medium length, soft and lingering with vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate, grape, honey, espresso, Demerara sugar, raisins and tobacco.

  172. LukeFive scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Definitely worth trying when its reduced in supermarkets
    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, malty, coconut, clean nose, well balanced
    • Taste
      Soft, vanilla, honey , milk chocolate, coconut is quite prominent, creamy with nice spicy development
    • Finish
      medium, milk chocolate, spices, lingering

  173. Hans-Ludwig scored this whisky 85 points Shoplink Moderator

    This Balvenie is a bright yellow whisky. The nose is flattered by a wealth of flavors. On the one hand sweet, ripe fruits, maybe grapes. On the other hand, a distinct rum flavor along with vanilla and toffee. Some wood in the background. The taste is strong and round. Again this harmony of the two components: sweetness and fruit and on the other hand a lot of vanilla, toffee and also some wood. A slightly bitter note, such as dark chocolate, shimmers in the background. The aftertaste is light, almost restrained and leaves behind the memory of rum and vanilla.
    With this whisky, the flavor is even more interesting than the taste. He is very easy going, almost dangerous.

  174. EliR07 did not rate this whisky Newbie

    • Nose
      Get some wood varnish initially and some other typical rum-like notes. Somewhat fruity and sweet with bananas, cherries, pineapple, touches coconut. The sweeter vanillas, caramels, rum cake(Tortuga) and sugar cane become more prevalent the more it opens up. There is a slight off-putting paint thinner aroma as well. Everything I would expect from a rum finished malt. Not much change with water.
    • Taste
      Butterscotch and maple syrup sweetness up front. Then a mix of vanilla and milk chocolate. I’m find this a lot more sweeter and less fruitier then the last time I had this. I am still getting the banana and coconut though. Some oak at play going into the finish along with the rum and delicious rum cake and a leafy-tobacco like note as well.
    • Finish
      Grapefruit, dark chocolate, honey, espresso and tobacco. It’s medium to long in length

  175. GibbonGorilla scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  176. Ganga scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I have to say I normally don't like rum finished whiskies but this is good.
    • Nose
      burnt sugar cane, aperitif wine
    • Taste
      liquid sugar, light roasted nuts, gristy
    • Finish
      long and sweet

  177. LukeFive scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I would say this one is spicy one, sweet, soft and well balanced ( no surprises here )

  178. LukeFive scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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