The Balvenie Carribean Cask 14 yo is aged for 14 years in new oak casks before it is finished in previously used rum casks.
This Speyside single malt really opens up and begins to sing with 1 drop of water.
The nose is full of toffee and lively vanilla aromas with subtle hints of grass and smoke.
The beautiful dark golden nectar enters the palate with smooth creamy flavors of vanilla and toffee infused fruit with only a trace of alcohol burn on the long tingling finish.
This easy drinking, well rounded whiskey is the ideal single malt for novices to cut there teeth on, but yet it is complex enough to capture the attention of serious scotch drinkers as well.
This is one of my favorite everyday Scotch Whiskies and it’s $65 price tag only increases my appreciation for this dram.