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Balvenie set to release Tun 1509 Batch 2

Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart showcases the art of marrying with Tun 1509 Batch 2

Published: July 1, 2015
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Tun 1509 showcases the rare craftsmanship of one of Scotch whisky’s most experienced Malt Master, David Stewart. By expertly marrying whiskies he has created a single malt with a uniquely complex character.

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 of The Balvenie that’s greater than the sum of its constituent parts.

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The second batch of The Balvenie Tun 1509 is luscious with aromas of honey, orange peel, sweet oak vanilla and a delicate ginger spiciness. To taste it is richly sweet, combining elegant honey with tangy citrus and gentle vanilla, overlain with subtle notes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

Each bottle of Tun 1509 comes with in-depth detail on the whisky with visual representations of the flavour profile of each of the 32 constituent casks and the overall character of the resulting single malt.

• Higher strength at 50.3% and non-chill filtered, the second batch of Tun 1509 will start appearing on shelves around the world from July 2015 at an RRP of £250.00 from specialist whisky retailers.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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