I would really like to get my hands on The Balvenie’s latest release, a 14 year old whisky called Caribbean Cask. The single malt scotch is titled as such because after being aged in traditional whisky barrels for 14 years, it was transferred to rum barrels to finish. The Speyside distillery crafts some of the best affordable scotch you can find, and hence it is often poured at late night fetes at The Meadows. It’s clear we love our Balvenie here — such as their Madeira Cask, 40 Year Old Single Malt Scotch, 17-Year Peated Cask and the liquid gold that resides in their Ambassador Case — so the idea of a slightly sweetened expression definitely piques our curiousity. Balvenie master distiller David Stewart promises rich, sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combined with fresh fruit notes, and a taste rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes. Pick up a bottle of The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask for around $60.
Finished in rum casks for a slightly sweeter expression