The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8
The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland
The Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch 8 is a marriage of barrels from the distillery’s Warehouse 24. Bottled in 2013, this is a vatting of nine American oak casks and three European oak 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.
Single MaltDistilled 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 TypeAmerican oak casks & European oak sherry butts
"Lots of mature, sherry aromas rise up from the glass. Cocoa powder, dark chocolate, burnt honey butter and black tea. That's not all, as there's also cherry syrup, plums and ripe banana, as well as damp wood and vanilla. The palate is syrupy. An explosion of juicy plums, raisins and strawberries, but also spices, dark chocolate and menthol. Balanced to perfection. "