Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 4
70cl / 51.7% abv
This fourth batch of the annual Tun 1509 release marries 31 casks that have been hand-selected by the Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart MBE. This batch uses his expert knowledge of the Balvenie stocks and the marrying process to bring together whisky from 23 different casks, including sherry butts and traditional casks, each one aged at least 21 years, before marrying for 5 months in the eponymous Tun 1509. Presented non chill-filtered at a strength of 51.7% abv.
Nose: sweet toffee, vanilla fudge and honeycomb for a rich and malty nose with some citrus and mild oak spice.
Palate: lusciously syrupy with honey and malty notes, developing into rich oak and dried fruits with cinnamon and ginger flashes.
Finish: honeyed with delicate spice and oak aspects.