Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch #2
Building on the success of Tun 1401, whisky’s most experienced Malt Master, David Stewart’s latest release of the second batch of Tun 1509 showcases true rare craftsmanship. To create the second batch of Tun 1509, David Stewart selected 32 of the finest casks – 23 traditional American oak casks and nine European oak sherry casks – from the distillery’s precious aged stocks.
All were transferred to Tun 1509, which sits in The Balvenie’s Warehouse 24, for several months before bottling. This is a rare interpretation of the marrying process and allows the different whiskies to come together to create a unique expression that is greater than the sum of its constituent parts. This second batch of limited release Tun 1509 is higher strength at 50.3% and non-chill filtered.
NOSE Luscious with aromas of honey, orange peel, sweet oak vanilla and a delicate ginger spiciness.
TASTE Richly sweet, combining elegant honey with tangy citrus and gentle vanilla, overlain with subtle notes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.