Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 8
70cl / 52.2% abv
Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 8 Description
The eighth and final bottling in the distinguished and much-revered Tun 1509 series. The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 8 shows Malt Master David Stewart MBE has been a busy man. Continuing the legacy of the highly collectable Tun ranges is no easy task, but this is a celebration worthy of closing the curtain on this series. To create this batch, David Stewart hand-selected 18 of the finest casks, a combination of ex-bourbon barrels, second fill Sherry butts, refill puncheons and new sherry butts. But the finishing flourish is the knockout punch. All these casks have then spent three months in a traditional marrying Tun, weaving together their precious characteristics.
This dram is free from chill filtration and arrives at 52.2% abv. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t salivating at the prospect of this one.
Nose: baked lemon tart, orange marmalade, sweet sticky syrup, nuttiness.
Palate: rich, toffee, buttery vanilla, toasted oak, hint of dried spices.
Finish: oaky, lasting, divine.