The Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch 6 is a skillful marriage of some of the rarest treasures from the distillery’s Warehouse 24 – an unrepeatable selection of spirits sourced from seven traditional whisky casks and two sherry butts, whose ages span a number of decades, and which have all been hand-selected by Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart. The whisky was rested for several months in Tun 1401 – The Balvenie’s traditional oak marrying vessel – to create a single malt that enhances its already precious parts.
The expression has been exclusively created for the U.S. market, and follows the hugely successful ‘Batch 3’, which was released in 2011 and to date is the only other batch of Tun 1401 to be sold in the USA.
Distillers Tasting Notes
NOSE: Fragrant, fruity and malty on the nose with barley sugar sweetness and soft vanilla.
TASTE: Sweet at the start, followed by a luscious explosion of tangy citrus and gentle spices. Mouth-filling honey combines with vanilla syrup and hints of oak tannin.
FINISH: Rich with a lingering sweetness.