The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 1

Single Malt

The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    98
  • Avg. Rating

    4.59
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 59 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    47.1
  • 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/ex-sherry

Tasting Notes

"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!"

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Rich