William Grant & Sons’ handcrafted single malt scotch whisky brand, The Balvenie, added the Balvenie 14-Year-Old Caribbean Cask to its line of single malt whisky. The rich, intense new expression is finished in casks that once held Caribbean rum. After a 14-year maturation period in traditional oak whisky casks, the Balvenie is then transferred to rum casks, which exemplify the signature smooth, honeyed character of the Balvenie while adding toffee and fruit notes from the rum cask, the company says. The Balvenie Distillery grows its own barley and malts, employs a team of coopers to tend its casks, a coppersmith to maintain its stills, and has in its service David Stewart, an experienced Malt Master in Scotland. The Balvenie 14-Year-Old Caribbean Cask is available for $59.99.
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