We in the Glutton household have a strong appreciation of good dark rum. It’s the reason more than a few of our recipes like Tropical “Canonball” Meatballs or Panettone French Toast make use of this molasses derived libation. And it’s also the reason that I continually find myself enjoying Balvenie’s 14 year old scotch, one that attributes its refined and smooth character to the blissful flavors found in rum.
The process is a simple one: Balvenie single malt whiskey is matured in traditional oak casks for 14 years and finished in casks that have previously been filled with a select blend of West Indian rums. The result is a Balvenie quality scotch that has been rounded and elevated because of its interaction with rum. It’s a winner for commoners and pirates alike.
Here’s my complete review:
Balvenie Caribbean Cask Aged 14 Years
Sweet toffee, fruit, and a touch of spice on the nose leads an oaked palate that ebbs into a sweet vanilla that expands across the back half. Balanced, smooth, and incredibly appealing to scotch drinkers and those looking to explore this spirit.
Retails around $60
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