The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5

Single Malt

The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland

community rating

4 out of 5 stars
( 6 )

The Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch 5 is a marriage of barrels from the distillery’s Warehouse 24. Bottled in 2012, this is a vatting of five ex-bourbon casks in four ex-sherry butts, whose ages span a number of decades, and which have all been hand-selected by Malt Master David Stewart. The whisky was rested for several months in Tun 1401 – The Balvenie’s traditional oak marrying vessel. Released exclusively for the European market.

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  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    ex-bourbon casks & ex-sherry butts

Tasting Notes

"Strong and vibrant aromas of polished leather, menthol and tobacco leaves. A few minutes in the glass and lighter notes appear, like fresh apples and orange juice. The palate displays lots of citrus--oranges, lemons, pink grapefruit. However, there's also room for leather, menthol and a whiff of smoke, as well as some spices and honey. Legendary whisky."

Score 92

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