Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14y

Advent Calendar 2020 19/24

Reviewed by victor

Tasting 24 samples totally blind in December 2020, you can find more here. All notes except the very last few sentences are written before reveal. Disclaimer: These are all very small drams, around 1.5-2 cl each, so doing a proper tasting is challenging. I'll do my best!

1.0 (Deep copper)


Light, fruity, peppery, a little herbal. Sweet overall.


Round, plain, sweet.


Wine-y, more pepper, a significant alcoholic taste. Vanilla, honey.

A quiet and frankly quite thin whisky, with that ethanol taste that almost makes me think it could be a blended. Some sweetness but not enough to carry it. Guess: 40% and young. Reveal: Oops, there you have it. A good 10 points lower than the last time I reviewed it, but that time wasn't blind. I think I agree with myself that it's on the thin side, but I certainly appreciated the sweetness more last time. Check out my other advent tastings!


70 / 100
0-50 Subpar 51-60 Drinkable 61-70 Decent 71-80 Good 81-90 Great 91-100 Fantastic

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