Is Balvenie Caribbean peaty?
In keeping with the Speyside style, this single malt is grassy and rich without being overly smoky or peaty. The rum-cask finish, then, brings a touch of sweetness and vanilla to the proceedings.
Is Balvenie DoubleWood 17 discontinued?
The Speyside single malt will be discontinued, so those that love it should stock up now. Announced during this year’s virtual Spirit of Speyside, The Balvenie team explained that the Doublewood 17 Year Old would be discounted, but urged fans to keep an eye out for what would replace it.
How old is Balvenie Caribbean cask whisky?
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 year old single malt whisky has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then ‘finished’ in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. To create the ideal finish Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE filled American oak casks with his own blend of select West Indian rums.
What is Balvenie rum?
In fact, to create it, Balvenie malt master David C. Stewart made his very own blend of West Indian rums, filled it into casks, and then eventually replaced the rum in said casks with Balvenie’s whisky! The fabulous result is a well-rounded whisky with notes of toffee, fruit and vanilla.
How is Balvenie made?
Distilled from 100% malted barley, The Balvenie then ages this Scotch for 14 years in ex-Bourbon barrels. From there, it is dumped into Caribbean rum casks where it rests for an unpublished amount of time. The Balvenie simply calls it “extra matured.” Some distillers legally use caramel coloring to make their Scotch more appealing.
What does Balvenie taste like?
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an aroma of sweet vanilla and toffee, along with a touch of candied fruits. The aroma gives way to notes of dried fruits (particularly pears), molasses and honeyed oak on the palate, which are well-complemented by hints of mellow caramel and butterscotch.