Smell / Nose / Aroma
Tropical flavors are vivid and the fruits such as passion fruit and pineapple are more than present.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Silky touch of well-rounded vanilla with oak and spices with the tropical fruits playing rumba in the background.
The finish over delivers all of the above stated and promised aromas in a fading serenity and stability. Yup we do love a single malt and we do love Rum, and with this we just kill two birds with one stone… Ouyeah, birds are down!
The Balvenie distillery is the life work of William Grant. Born in Dufftown, Scotland, William began his life as a cattle herder, and later worked as a shoemaker apprentice until he became a bookkeeper at the Mortlach distillery. There he found his love of making the Water of Life.
After twenty years of studying, and mastering the trade, he bought a field near Balvenie castle and laid the foundations for what was later to become the Balvenie Distillery. His work gave this Speyside single malt a true mark of quality and uniqueness that has been respected and cherished ever since.
The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak casks for 14 years and finished in casks that held Caribbean Rum before. The duality of character in this bottle is what we respect, and enjoy. It’s the best of Scotland and the Caribbean in one Bottle.
Member Reviews and Ratings of The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask
I believe this to be the best scotch for someone who's never had scotch before.
This is my go to Scotch. Extremely smooth with a perfect finish of sweet rum spices
Smell of Rum with extra vanilla. Sweet to start, good finish with a lingering Rum aftertaste.
My daily scotch. A must for your shelf.
I just love this... it’s goes in pretty smooth and makes me relaxed!
Really enjoy as a daily sip.
great complexity. all around outstanding
My favorite speyside distiller. The sweetness brought out by the rum cask is a great finish to this warm and spicy Scotch.
Vanilla nose with hints of spice rum, smoke, dark fruit, and hints of toffee.
Go to scotch
The Balvenie 12 is one of my favorite every day Scotches, so I was very excited to try this Caribbean Cask 14 year. It was good, but not all I had hoped for. I will stick with other variants of the Balvenie line, unless some offers me a glass for free of course.
Rivals more expensive bottles in my opinion. If you like stronger citrus/fruit notes in your scotch, this one is for you. Very smooth.
A wonderful scotch. Rum barrel adds a nice little finish not usually associated with scotch.
Little pricy for what it is in my opinion.
Very enjoyable dram, but the Rum cask finish doesn't seem to add anything distinctive. For me, it tastes so similar to the standard Doublewood 12, that it's not worth the extra cash.
You can almost taste the rum! Lots of camarel and spice. Minimal burn going down. There is minimal dryness in the finish
The best no need to say more...
Very good scotch with evolving flavors, complexity, and lingering finish. Great on on ice or neat.
Add a touch of burned rosemary and you get a beautiful scent. Smooth
Lovely dram, spice with hints of burnt honey .. very easy to enjoy
smooth and incredibly flavorful.
Smooth and vanilla
I guess it's not for me.
Very smooth with fruity finish. Added to my favorites.
A great all around scotch, unique and interesting, complimented nicely by a hint of rum in both smell and taste
So delicious and sweet!
Smooth vanilla, caramel, oak spices and delicious rum influence without overwhelming the scotch..
Very smooth, sweet rum notes
Great aroma. Personally, I find it to be pretty intense and the burn fairly heavy... But I kind of like that. I wouldn't recommend it for a beginner (try dalwhinnie 15 or chivas gold 18) but it's a great scotch.
A delicious bottle you'll want to have as a staple. This is one of those bottles you can finish off and not be able to wait to replenish the bar with.
Smooth vanilla, delicious rum, maple syrup, a little fruit in background
Definitely interesting with the notes of rum. I think it's a must-try, but not necessarily one I'll keep on hand.
Spice and fire, with a smooth finish, very nice
Ay, me hearties! The best of both in a single dram!
Vond deze erg goed, lekker dat rum tintje erin.
Excellent scotch, great spices from the rum cask
It's like being kissed by an Angel.
Sweet and full flavored. Solid combination of smoke and fruit
My personal favorite
Quite nice after a rich meal or around a bonfire in the backyard.
Tropical fruit bomb, smooth and vibrant.
Very Nice whisky
the best of whisky and rum
One of a kind scotch. A must-try.
My favourite release from The Balvenie. The flavours and aromas imparted by the casks make this whisky one to try.
Really nice enjoyable whisky. One for the home bar and not to be left on the shelf!