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Balvenie Tun 1509

Overall rating
91.73/100
votes
104
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 5
Bottled
02.05.2018
Casktype
10 Brb., 8 Sherry H, 3 RF Am Oak, 8 Sherry Bu
Number of bottles
8000
Strength
52.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L34C 4470 0205
Barcode
5010327526072
Added on
26 Jun 2018 7:59 pm by Kris

Average value

€ 316,42

30 × in wishlist

104 × member ratings

196 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie Tun 1509

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.73 points

  1. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Balvanie Tun 1509 WID: 114248
    Abv. 52.6%, 10 Bourbon Barrels, 8 Sherry Hogsheads, 3 Refill American Oak, 8 Sherry Butts
    Nose: flower and acacia honey, creamy fudge, vanilla pudding with caramel sauce, very sweet and tasty, the young and old parts harmonize very well
    Taste: round and sweet, on the palate there is significantly more sherry than in the nose and the vanilla harmonises well with the red fruits,
    Finish: Medium long, the palate sounds, but reveals no new flavors, which is really no shame on this great palate
    Conclusion: This whisky is really tasty and tasty, but also offers a lot to discover. Unfortunately he was so easygoing that I completely forgot my enjoyment to write more notes.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    yummy - colorful - spicy - fruity - but way too expensive (~ 280 € early 2019), compared to a nice retro style dark sherry TUN 1401 this is a lot of yellow but of high quality, but much younger and in a modern style - I have something other expected
    • Nose
      90 90
      zesty fresh orange and lemon, dried dates, yellow raisins, a touch of leather and autumn leaves, freshly sawn slightly resinous boards, creme brulee, vanilla, lightly burnt oatmeal cookies, increasingly dense and sweet, honey, apricot jam,
    • Taste
      89 89
      Resin, mint, tree sap, bark, laurel, rosemary, orange, raisins, creamy pudding cheesecake - yellowish fruit - very aromatic with beautiful woody aromas without making it bitter
    • Finish
      88 88
      dried dates and figs, beautiful long-lasting woody flavors, fresh and minty with hints of pepper

  3. IkanMH scored this whisky 96 points Newbie

    N: 96
    P: 96
    F: 95
    A+

  4. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. HalikiAsfranov scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    very good complexity, sweet honey, toffee, long finish.

  6. HowardBalestier scored this whisky 97 points Member Junior

    Outstanding batch of the Tun 1509 series.

  7. Steven79 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. PeterMason scored this whisky 98 points Member Junior

    Nice nose, varied complexity. Slight bitterness, along with baked fruit from the sherry, caramel nougat and leather. Finish is long with more red fruits, raspberry, cherry and more fruits when water is added. Quite possibly the best batch of Tun 1509 series, with Batch no.1 also outstanding.

  9. Tano77 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Kmisajet scored this whisky 93 points Newbie

    To the gentleman going on about NAS, that has nothing to do with it. They are forbidden from placing multiple ages on a whisky and have to list the youngest whisky in the bottle as the official age. That law might not be a big deal if there are a couple drops of 17 year old and the whisky has to be listed as 15 because that's the youngest spirit used. It makes a big difference when we are talking about 29 casks spread across a decade or two. Also, the age of the juice isn't the point of this project. It's to see what Stewart and company can do with different casks that might not be released as singles for a number of different reasons. You can always contact Balvenie and ask them about the age statements of the individual casks. They used to readily provide this information for some of the Tun 1401 releases. Doesn't hurt to ask.

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