Distilled/Owned by: Balvenie / William Grant & Sons
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Aged For: 14 years
Cask Type: Ex bourbon, Finished in Cuban Rum Casks
Chill Filtered: Yes
Color Added: Yes
Color: “Traditional whisky oak”
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Coconut, vanilla, pineapple, oak, rum, barley, yeasty, and heather
Palate/Taste: Honey, heather, coconut, vanilla, and oak
Finish: medium warmth, honey, vanilla, caramel, coffee, and rum cake.
Thoughts: The rum casks have a definite effect on the malt, but the palate is a bit lacking, I actually enjoyed the Caribbean Cask slightly more.
Score: 80 out of 100