An absolute masterclass single-malt from The Balvenie distillery. This fantastic Speysider is initially aged in traditional oak casks before being finished in casks that previously held Caribbean rum, which imparts some extra sweetness and warmth to the scotch.
This expression came about when Balvenie's malt master David Stewart made his very own blend of West Indian rums, filled it into casks, eventually to replace the rum in said casks with Balvenie's whisky. The result is a fabulous well-rounded whisky with notes of toffee, fruit and vanilla.
Aroma is rich with notes of tropical fruits, namely passion fruit, and creamy toffee. It is mouth-coating and incredibly balanced. Sweet vanilla forms a creamy palate with notes of apples and mangoes with a hint of orange in the background. The finish lingers with a vanilla focused character.