To make The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask, David Stewart MBE takes whisky that has spent at least 14 years in American oak ex-bourbon barrels oak casks, before transferring it to casks that once contained Caribbean rum. This allows the first casks to slowly impart the familiar flavours of The Balvenie - that characterful taste of vanilla and smooth rich honey. The result is an exceptional single malt whisky, acquiring the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie, married with notes of toffee, a hint of fruit, with a warm, lingering finish.
Balvenie is one of the world's most loved Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. The multi-award winning Balvenie Distillery in Banffshire is famous for being the only one left in Scotland to retain the traditional crafts of whisky production. Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, still malts in its own traditional floor maltings and still employs a team of coopers to tend all the casks and a coppersmith to maintain the stills. Meanwhile our maltmen turn the barley up to four times a day, seven days a week. The Distillery has been owned and managed by the same independent family company for five generations.
Serve neat, with a dash of water or over ice.
Nose: Rich, sweet and creamy toffee with fresh fruit notes. Taste: Rounded with vanilla, sweet oak and fruitiness. Finish: Warm, soft and lingering.