30 Sep 2013

Announcing Tun 1401 Batch 9

The Balvnie Tun 1401 Batch 9

We are proud to introduce our latest limited edition expression: Tun 1401, Batch 9. Created exclusively for the United States, this latest addition to the Tun 1401 range will be available in limited supply this October.

This is a rare batch indeed, including exceptional and precious liquid from a number of casks specially selected by our Malt Master, David Stewart.

Inspired by and produced in one of the oldest warehouses at our distillery, Batch 9 is a skillful marriage of some of the rarest treasures from Warehouse 24. It represents an unrepeatable selection of spirits sourced from eleven traditional whisky casks and three sherry butts, whose ages span a number of decades, and which have all been hand-selected by David Stewart. The whisky rested for several months in Tun 1401 – one of the distillery’s unique marrying vessels – to create a single malt that is greater than the sum of its already precious parts.

“We’ve identified what we believe to be an unprecedented range of liquids to comprise this Tun 1401 batch from the vast library of very rare whisky currently maturing at The Balvenie Distillery,” said David Stewart, our Malt Master of over 50 years. “The end result is a complex and completely unique marriage characterized by dark fruits and marmalade on the nose. Its richness and smoothness is underpinned with dark chocolate sweetness, delicate honey notes and a distinctly long, spicy finish."

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