Nose: Elegant. White peach and a faint puff of smoke.
Palate: Surprisingly delicate. Abounding, yet fine. Her sublime mouth feel carries, masterfully: red fruit, raisins, an edge of white grape and a very floral honey.
Batch 3 of the beguiling Balvenie Tun 1509 is made up of 12 sherry butts, eight refill American oak butts and 11 oak hogsheads, all of which contained whisky distilled between 1989 and 1993. The end product is rich, woody and spicy.
Tasting Note :
To create the first batch of Tun 1509, David carefully hand selected 42 of the finest casks – 35 traditional American oak barrels and seven European oak sherry butts – from the distillery’s precious aged stocks. All were transferred to Tun 1509, which sits in Warehouse 24, for several months before bottling. This is a rare interpretation of the marrying process and allows all 42 casks to come together to create a unique expression of The Balvenie that’s greater than the sum of its constituent parts.
Deep and rich on the nose, with floral notes, sweet vanilla and orange peel. Velvety smooth to taste with tangy citrus, mellow cinnamon spice and blossom honey.
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Characterised by subtle spices and rich honeyed sweetness. Matured for 25 years in specially selected American oak casks of whisky.
No casks will ever produce identical single malt and as a result the single malt from each cask of Single Barrel Traditional Oak Aged 25 Years is unique. Altogether, less than 300 bottles are filled from one cask. Each bottle label is hand numbered and carries the distillation date, bottling date and cask number in which the whisky was matured.