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.
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.