The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 2
The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland
The Balvenie is back with the second batch of Tun 1509. Although a single malt, it's a blend of 32 hand-picked barrels, including 23 American oak casks and nine European oak sherry casks, which were married together for several months in the eponymous Tun 1509 of The Balvenie's Warehouse 24. Non-chill filtered and bottled at just over 100 proof, the second batch of Tun 1509 is available starting September 2015.
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 TypeEuropean ex-sherry and American oak
"A sweet nose of honey, sherry and chocolate, with fainter floral notes, invites you into this decadent dram. Find rich and full flavors with a silky smooth mouthfeel and profile, with the palate offering more sherry and honey. Then things really kick off as it opens up for a big finish, with baking spices and cloves giving way to chocolate cherries, sherry, and dried fruits. Add a few drops of water for a drier and spicier expression. "