The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask
The Balvenie 14 year old has been finished in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. It is an exceptional single malt whisky with the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie, married with notes of toffee and fruit, with a warm, lingering finish.
On the nose The Balvenie 14 year old displays rich, sweet and creamy toffee notes, with light fresh fruits. The taste is well rounded with vanilla, oak and a fruity character that develops with time. The finish is soft and lingering.
In 1892, work began on converting the 18th century mansion “Balvenie New House” into a distillery. The first distillation at the new Balvenie distillery took place on 01 May 1893.
The Balvenie is one of only 6 remaining distilleries in Scotland to malt, kiln, ferment, distil and mature their whisky all on site at the distillery. In the malting house, the malt men still turn the barley by hand up to 4 times a day, until it is ready.
The malt is then kiln dried using anthracite and the perfect amount of peat, adding further complexity to the whisky.