Balvenie is one of the few distilleries that grows and malts its own barley on a traditional malting floor. The old ways are also valued in the production and maturation processes - a resident coppersmith maintains the stills, and a team of coopers ensures each of the barrels is in perfect condition to receive the spirit. Malt Master David Stewart monitors the maturation of each barrel and blends the whiskies for the Balvenie range in the same careful way he has for over 50 years. Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then finished in casks that previously held a selecton of Caribbean rums.The result is an exceptional single malt whisky with the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie, married with notes of toffee and a hint of fruit, with a warm, lingering finish. To create the ideal finish Malt Master David Stewart, filled American oak casks with his own blend of select West Indian rums. When he judged the casks to be ready, the rum was replaced with the 14 year old spirit and the wood was put to work adding the final touches.
Rich, sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combines with fresh fruit notes. Rounded, vanilla and sweet oak notes, with a fruity character. Soft and lingering on the finish.