The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 1
The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland
To create the first batch of Tun 1509, The Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart hand-selected 42 of the finest casks from the distillery's aged stocks. The liquid is a combination of selected whiskies thatspan over several decades of the distillery's history. 35 of them were matured in traditional American Oak barrels and 7 aged in European oak sherry butts. These were then brought together in Tun 1509 - the vessel in which they rested - and got acquainted before bottling.
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.
"This is a most delicate and enjoyable whisky. The various casks and decades represented each have a unique story to tell in terms of flavor and aroma that unfold with each sip - milk chocolate, toffee, vanilla, citrus peel, honey, salty pretzels, gingerbread spices, even a fragrant bouquet of spring flowers. It sounds like there's a lot going on, but each of these flavors compliments the other instead of fighting them. It's quite the treat if you can get your hands on it!"