We’re testing a new little feature here and it’s a video review by fellow Scotch Addict Facebook member Swami Suave – this five minute video takes a look at Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask Review.
Balvenie 14 is finished in Jamaican rum casks, after spending most of its life in new American bourbon casks. Suave goes into a little bit of the history of Balvenie, his personal history with Balvenie, and then dives into the tasting by way of a Glencairn glass without water (neat).
- Nose: Toffee, white wine, light spiced rum, vanilla
- Taste: Burnt sugar, raisins
- Finish: Light nutty tasty
If you don’t get a chance to watch the video, Suave had one word of advice – don’t add water. It drowns out the complexity of the dram.
For the novices out there, one thing you’ll notice Suave do is open his mouth when he is nosing the glass. If you tend to nose with your mouth closed, try it with it open, it really helps because it opens up a “backdraft.” Give it a try next time.
What did you think of the video?
Great video. Swami knows his Balvenie. I totally agree with the nose and mouth thing.
I also know that it is the cool thing to drink your dram from a Glencairn glass, but I prefer the baseball glass…and it is far less claustrophobic getting your nose and mouth in there for the nosing ritual. Thanks to Glenmorangie for their release of a Christmas gift set a couple years ago!
This is a great idea. Swami did a very good job. So what will he review next?
I will be doing a Bowmore 18 soon
I did a glenmorangie 18 review