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Balvenie Tun 1509

Overall rating
89.67/100
votes
161
Whiskybase ID
WB114248
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

€ 434.50

43 × in wishlist

161 × member ratings

347 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie Tun 1509

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points

  1. RobbievdB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Not convinced the quality justifies this price but the juice delivers. The nose of this Balvenie reminds me of French pancakes; red fruits, cream, warm pancake and syrup. A bit shy and it took some time before it opened. Taste wise there’s an interesting duel between bourbon and sherry. Creamy vanilla vs caramel, orchard vs red fruits, really nice.

  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. whisky666 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very good and drinkable whisky .... a bit overpriced .... what the heck .... you don't indulge in anything else.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. Vaso_Mtsituri scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    I fell in love too much... ❤

    From the very first minute of sight, from the first day of coming to Georgia, from the first second of touch, from the first breath, from the taste of the first slipper... You should be happy and lucky to be the person you want and come out.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Juicy orange, vanilla and high quality black chocolate in an amazingly balanced trio, it's about to get a light honey sweetness... A little bit of grain... Ideal like Shostakovich Valci
    • Taste
      92 92
      Blunt like cream, perfect
      A run of sweet flavors. Great apple entry... and suddenly...
      Mint will appear... bring in the cold and go
    • Finish
      92 92
      Amazingly long, oak tone-balanced sweetness...

  5. robse211 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. waal scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Even when pouring the sample content into my glass, an incredibly harmonious fragrance spreads in the room. So intense and harmonious - wow!
    The complex single malt has been wonderfully fruity and pleasantly sweet from the very beginning. There is no sign of youth here. All flavors are wonderfully interwoven and show what Balvenie (actually) is able to achieve. Big compliment - what a great nose I see here!
    Oranges, vanilla, juicy peach, raisins, cherry, all kinds of typical sherry flavors, ripe fruit, fruit juice, omelette with jam filling under a layer of powdered sugar. Everything carried by the best integrated alcohol.
    The scotch is perfectly matched. Intensive and lovely at the same time.

    Mouth: Batch 5 is immediately present in the mouth. There is a little tingling on the tip of the tongue. Nevertheless, there is no trace of disturbing alcohol here either. Heavenly beautiful and perfect for enjoying.
    A potpourri of aromas, seasoned with a minimal impression of the barrel staves. All in all, very gentle and only becoming subtly bitter very late (a hint). Orange peel and zest mix with rowan berries and a "hot love" ice cream bowl.
    Medium to long, creamy and pleasantly spicy, the malt leaves the palate. Never lose the lovely, sweet and pleasantly fruity basic character.

    Conclusion: I like this bottling very much. I haven't enjoyed whisky so relaxed at such a high level for a long time. The malt presents complexity but does not overwhelm the inclined connoisseur. Actually a perfect daily dram.
    With a little trickery he hides his over 50% vol. clever and is almost too easy to drink. With a bottle of this batch 5 of Tun 1509 you can have a lot of fun for a long time. Balvenie reminded me of something here. Well done!

    92 points
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. KarlHeller did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Colour dark auburn.
    N: 96
    P: 97
    F: 98
    Good complexity, sherry sweetness. Most impressive of Tun 1509 series.

  8. Steven79 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  9. 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.

  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.

  11. asmazda scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I have had batches 1-5 of Tun 1509. The evolution of taste over the batches makes me think they are hiding behind NAS labeling and no longer putting any old juice in the mix and shifting maturation towards active wood. But that's not to say this latest batch is flawed other than arguably it is a bit simple for the price.

    I'm revising my score up by two points because after additional tastings and some air time it tastes much less "spikey" and has become overall more candy-esque.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fairly soft and shy, but very creamy. Milk chocolate, oranges, apricots, and ginger. Attractive nose but loses points for being too simple and shy.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet and spicy with some spikey moments. Tastes as it noses... reminds me of a Tootsie Roll for some reason.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium, dryer with oak tannins, more chocolate and some dried figs and dates. Tootsie Roll in a glass. Did I mention I loved Tootsie Rolls when I was a kid?

  12. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Delicious whisky as it should be, but too expensive for me.
    • Nose
      Subtle, chocolate, fruit
    • Taste
      A traditional sweet, full and good on age. Chocolate with a nice fresh fruity aftertaste. It's just right.
    • Finish
      Long after

  13. Lakerfield scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at slijterij Gevo on 7-7-18. This was my first experience with a Balvenie Tun release but I didn't write down any notes.

    This whisky showed a remarkable balance without being boring at all.
    That's not something I come across very often. It has a not overly done sherried profile, along with dried fruits and gentle spices. Tastewise it feels young and old at the same time. It's vibrant with a little punch but at the same time very elegant and velvety.

    A very good NAS whisky, but not worth the price in my opinion. Rating is solely based on taste.

  14. MLE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

  15. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    with water: with a little water the malt opens up, more oats, fresh mint, orange

    Conclusion: as with all Tun bottlings, a board, very harmonious and proof of the performance of a damn good master blender. Maybe a bit too active oak barrels, which makes it appear crisp and sometimes even a bit youthful
    • Nose
      90 90
      Honey, oatmeal, orange, vanilla, some coconut, walnut, a good portion of spicy tannins, but also alternates with some herbs, some leather, light raisins, peach/apricot jam, almonds, very well integrated alcohol
    • Taste
      89 89
      beautiful, velvety start, the alcohol is well integrated here too, honey, apricot, vanilla, orange, almonds, oak
    • Finish
      88 88
      long and soft, dried apricots, marzipan, raisins, spicy wood at the back, light bitter substances

  16. DistiLesha scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly calm whisky in terms of spirits. Interesting and non-trivial, although not at all similar to those Balvenie from the basic lines that I tried. If you want to try Balvenie, then do it better with Balvenie 12 Single Barrel.
    N:22 T:23 F:22 B:22
    • Nose
      Very bright, fruity, malty, somewhat harsh in alcohol, spices, vanilla, lemon juice, prunes, rum, steppe herbs
    • Taste
      Gooseberries and sourness, raspberries, plums, raisins, pineapple, wet paper bitterness, lemon juice, mead, astringency and dryness, prunes and raisins.
      Rancieu opens with water, astringency, additional bitterness and dryness fall on the head from nowhere! Oily.
      Sweetness 7 out of 10
    • Finish
      Tannins, bitterness, sherry tones

  17. Malt_Brothers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Overall: It reminds me of a girl who put on a sweater in early winter. I really like the smell of it. Although it is simple, it is full of pictures.

    Nose: Caramel cake, a lot of floral fragrance, girl's sweater, warm, pleasant, harmonious, a touch of dried kiwi, the fragrance is soft and delicate, fresh lemon juice, everything is very comfortable.

    Drink: The performance in the mouth is very good. The body of the wine is rich in spices, woody, floral, and dried fruits.

  19. Sylvia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  20. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  21. tommi71 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  23. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  24. harriedv scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  25. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  26. DrunkDude scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    scbp-6760, a particularly simple wine.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Milk powder, vanilla, fat, citrus peel, caramel, and a little dried apple, instead of showing the dried fruit directly and violently like Macallan, this wine pays more attention to the milky taste of autumn. 86
    • Taste
      85 85
      Reasonable is a pleasant taste, but sweet, ginger, nothing else. The flavor concentration is enough, but the flavor is very simple, nothing more than citrus peel, dried apple, and ginger. The wine has medium strength, medium oiliness, and serious whiteness of flavor, giving people the obvious feeling of missing something. p83b87
    • Finish
      85 85
      Slightly astringent, dried fruit aftertaste, with ginger meaning. 85

  27. Funtik scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    23 23 22 22

  28. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  29. Teresa scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  30. DramRol scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nutty, sweet, honey, citrus, herbal, pines
    • Taste
      Quite harsh, alcoholic and spicy
    • Finish
      Medium

  31. AnnEm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Overall, it doesn't taste bad to me, but I think it is still quite young, I just expected it to be different with this product.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  32. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Honey, chocolate, walnut, oak, citric, dark dried fruits. Balanced, reduced complexity, slightly sweet, somewhat spicy. For more points, a little more intensity (nose, palate, finish) would have to be present.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  33. alexboychuk scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    N.22,5
    P.23
    F.24

    89,5

  34. detachedblue scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Modern style, would guess a cask strength 15 YO, the oak is too active here, lots of herbs and pine needles. Not much sherry compared to previous batches (not even Batch 4), a lot of honey.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, wood extracts, herb syrup, just a bit boring.
    • Finish
      Very syrupy, cough medicine, herb medicine, woody, long.

  35. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    16-02-2020
    • Nose
      79 79
      sherry, red fruit, pepper, oak
    • Taste
      82 82
      sherry, red fruit, pepper, oak
    • Finish
      80 80
      sherry, red fruit, pepper, oak

  36. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I like this Balvenie in the nose the best. In the mouth it is above all powerfully spicy and shows present woody notes. It does not look too old, the certain complexity was certainly achieved here more by the barrel compilation. All in all a delicious malt, but clearly overpriced for the offered price.
    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet and spicy; fruity; juicy oranges; apricots; delicate red fruits; raisins; Milk chocolate; some vanilla; sweet Honey; spicy oak keeps flashing through; Alcohol well integrated
      - Very tasty, rather fresh and fruity profile with good complexity
    • Taste
      86 86
      strong start; spicy and less fruity than in the nose; clear notes of herbs; Orange notes; tingling mouthfeel; with a bitter-bitter (not uncomfortable) wooden note
    • Finish
      87 87
      long; spicy; tart oak with long wooden aromas in the mouth; Dried fruit; some white pepper; Ginger; light mint freshness lines the mouth

  37. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    #Blindtasting:
    This one is not bad and the nose is nice too, but in my opinion they brought in too much oak and too little ripeness. I admit it falls a little bit with me.
    • Nose
      Sweet, slightly biting, orange notes, less tart, more like lemonades, orange peel. Add some vanilla and a dash of oak, which intervenes neatly. The orange note remains quite dominant. With water, I mean to have a few wine-like notes on my nose.
    • Taste
      strong start, a lot of bitter substances, maybe not only from the oak, with water sweeter and oakier at the same time
    • Finish
      very astringent, sweet orange notes, almost sticky, a few gummy bears, then tart oak. Everything amazingly sparkling. But the oak is already pushing brutally.

  38. IkanMH did not rate this whisky Newbie

    N: 96
    P: 96
    F: 95
    A+

  39. TechnOBY scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  40. HalikiAsfranov did not rate this whisky Member Junior

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

  41. HowardBalestier did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Outstanding batch of the Tun 1509 series.

  42. PeterMason did not rate this whisky 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.

  43. Tano77 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  44. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    an "assembly" of several different casks, previously rested at least 21 years!
    • Nose
      the wood, the oak barrel!
      sweet spices, malt, a honeyed side, a little smoke
    • Taste
      velvet in the mouth, it's almost obvious, but fine, with dust, varnish lacquered on a chair half wood, half leather, the fruits are made in sherry with candied yellow fruits,
      back of the wood
    • Finish
      on spices, a velvety flavor, a little cocoa, characteristic but finely chopped sherry and wood on the oak!

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