For the 2018 release, The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 5, David C Stewart MBE carefully selected 29 casks – 10 traditional American oak barrels, 8 sherry butts, 8 sherry hogsheads, and 3 refill American oak hogsheads – from the distillery’s precious aged stocks. All were transferred to Tun 1509, which sits in Warehouse 24, for several months before bottling. Tun is a rare interpretation of the marrying process and allows our most mature casks of various vintages to come together to create a unique expression of The Balvenie that is greater than the sum of its constituent parts.
Tasting Notes – Rich and intensely fruity on the nose. A spicy outburst on the palate, then sweetened with a deep sherry character. Lingering and luscious with dried fruit and elegant oaky notes on the finish.