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Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 1 Review

Balvenie Tun 1509 One of the most successful releases from The Balvenie has been the Tun 1401 range which was not just a fabulous dram in it's own right but all 9 batches of it became highly saught after and collectable by those who like to collect and/or invest.

in 2014 however The Balvenie discontinued Tun 1401 and released batch 1 of the Tun 1509, this tun is four times the size of tun 1401 making the batches more sizeable but the quality of the whisky inside is just as good, with 7 European oak sherry butts and 35 American oak bourbon barrels allow to marry together for several months to produce this dram.

This really is a fabulous drinking dram, and it's a real shame that it has already gone the route of Tun 1401 and into the hands of collectors and investers as this should really be enjoyed rather than sit on a shelf. Commercially the collectibility is great news for The Balvenie but I do wish more people would enjoy these drams, they really are missing out.

Thanks to The Balvenie for the official sample.

Tasting Notes & Details


Initially some lovely apple and pear orchard notes, sweet fresh honey, hints of lemon/ citrus blossom and treacle covered scones with some fresh Madagascan vanilla and some sweet buttery cream


Sweet tinned pears in light syrup with oak and pine sap and sliced bramley apples, hints of treacle, vanilla and lemongrass


Fresh, floral, lemongrass and light syrup

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 1
Age: NAS
ABV: 47.10
Distiller: Balvenie
Bottler: Balvenie
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 17/05/2015 by Tom

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