"It's beautiful Balvenie whiskey, but with graceful notes of almond, lime rind, tropical fruit, allspice, and nutmeg. These are rum punch flavors, straight out of the West Indies." - St. David Frittz
This bottling is aged traditionally in used American barrels for 14 years and then finished in rum casks, but these casks were seasoned by The Balvenie themselves. They selected different rums from the West Indies and poured them into new American oak to season the wood. They then take their aged whisky and finish aging in the seasoned rum casks. Incidentally, this method actually further ages the rum which they can then sell back. Classic!
Tropical fruits, vanilla, and honey are present, but it isn't intensely molasses or funky.
Nose: An aroma that is rich with elegant oak and subtle spice
Palate: Tropical fruits, vanilla, and honey are present, but it isn't intensely molasses or funky.
Finish: Long and Sherried