Thursday 7 November 2013

Tasted #47: The Balvenie 14yo Cuban Selection

The Balvenie 14yo Cuban Selection (43% ABV, 14yo, Speyside Scotland)

Nose: Light, refreshing, with sweet, seabreeze (surely somewhat subliminal?) notes

Palate: Slight tang, but not the berry tang of a sherried Speysider. Sweet, but not overpowering. Well balanced.

Finish: Long and delicious. Sweet, syrupy, excellent. It's rare that I prefer a whisky's finish over its nose or palate, but that's the case here.

Rating (on my very non-scientific scale): 93/100. Better than Glenfiddich 21yo (also finished in rum casks)? I think so.

 - Martin.

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