Whisky Review: Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask

Tasting Notes: Balvenie Caribbean Cask

The Balvenie make their own rum to flavour their rum cask and create this masterpiece of a dram. Now that’s dedication! The Balvennie Carribean Cask is a perfectly balanced 14 year old whisky and packed with complexity. A great dram for those ready to learn more about how casks change the flavour of whisky.

Aroma: Pronounced aroma of gorgeous tropical fruits. Sweet ripe banana and overpowering pineapple notes on the nose.

Palate: There is a rich palate, spicy nutmeg balanced with tropical fruits mango and pineapple. Delicious sweet nougat, brown sugar and raisins.

Finish: Medium long spicy black pepper finish. Walnut and dried fruit notes in there too!

We try this dram with the Balvenie ambassadors Gemma Patterson and Jamie Johnson on Episode 3 Season 2.

Published by Dram Fine

When whisky fanatics Chelsey and Pamela first met in 2017 for a work meeting, it ended in cocktails and many laughs. Fast forward two years, and the two are still drinking and laughing — but now they record it. Dram Fine was born out of the pair’s mutual love for the spirit, and the need for more female representation in the whisky podcasting world. Drinking whisky seems elitist and nerve-wracking to some, but it's to be enjoyed by all. This podcast replaces that exclusive vibe with a light-hearted approach to drinking scotch. Dram Fine was 9 months in the making. Shortly after recording the pilot episode, Pamela discovered she was expecting... then two weeks later, so did Chelsey! Unsurprisingly, planning out the rest of the season proved a challenge as they outlined each episode (while gasping for a sip!) With only a few weeks to go till the beginning of their motherhood journeys, Dram Fine is also the start of an exciting, new, whisky-filled personal project for these ladies. Dram Fine is your chance to follow their adventure and tune in with a nip.