The Balvenie Rum Cask 17 Year
The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland
Released in 2008 as a limited edition bottling, The Balvenie Rum cask was aged primarily in traditional oak barrels. As a finishing barrel, they utilized casks that previously held Jamaican rum. This product has been discontinued and has now been replaced with their standard Caribbean Cask 14 Year bottling, though you may see this on a dusty shelf or auction selection.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeused oak, finished in ex-Jamaican rum casks
"The nose is heavily influenced by the rum with coconut, banana, vanilla, and a touch of rum-funk. These sweet notes are intensified on the palate with toffee and milk chocolate coming in to play with baking spices. The whisky is difficult to suss out of this product, but that said, it is an enjoyable experience. But one you could have by just buying Jamaican rum instead."