The Balvenie, the world’s most handcrafted Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has announced the latest addition to its collection of award-winning single malts in the UK – The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask.
The release is one of a number of exciting launches that The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, is making available in the UK to coincide with the 50th anniversary of him joining the distillery.
Crafted using a process pioneered by David known as ‘finishing’, this whisky has had a 14 year maturation period in traditional oak whisky casks, before being transferred to casks that previously held Caribbean rum to finish its aging process. The result is an exceptional single malt that exemplifies the signature smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie, while adding unique notes of toffee and fruit that come from its innovative cask finish.
Commenting on the new release, David Stewart said: “We’ve found that many years maturation in traditional oak whisky casks followed by a few months of rum cask maturation complements The Balvenie single malt very well. This expression is a beautifully rounded 14-year-old whisky that combines traditional Balvenie vanilla notes with rich toffee, a hint of fruit and a warm, lingering finish.”
Available nationwide at an RRP of £42, this rich and intense release is now part of the already established range of The Balvenie Single Malts – 12 Year Old DoubleWood, 12 Year Old Signature, 15 Year Old Single Barrel, 21 Year Old PortWood and the Thirty Year Old.
The outstanding quality of The Balvenie is a result of the craftsmanship retained by The Balvenie Distillery. Nowhere else is there a distillery that still grows its own barley, malts in its own traditional floor malting, employs a team of coopers to tend its casks, a coppersmith to maintain its stills and has in its service David Stewart, the most experienced Malt Master in Scotland, whose innovative approach to cask finishing has set a new standard in Single Malts.