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Balvenie Tun 1401

Overall rating
91.54/100
votes
136
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 2
Bottled
05.2011
Casktype
7 Bourbon Casks & 3 Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
2226
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327527000
Added on
26 May 2011 6:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

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Tastingtags

15 Notes

fdr54
Member Junior fdr54 Tasting note
21 Mar 2014 11:21 pm
fdr54 gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Soft and full, sweetness from caramal, vanilla en honey and slightly spicey

Taste

In line with the nose, nice and full and soft but with a lot more bite to it. Taste is stronger, a more woody and sweet and also hints of flowers.

Finish

Lovely long after taste, more sweet, chocolate like

Comments

A small sip brings a mouth full of joy! Thanks dr.Nose!

fdr54
DavidH.
Expert Junior DavidH. Review note
23 Jan 2018 8:54 pm
DavidH. gave this whisky 92 points

Finish keeps on going, marvelous! 

That price tag though...           

Weighted Rate
91.5
Nose
91
Initial taste
93
Body
91
Finish
93
Price
79
Presentation
100
wataya
Member Senior wataya Review note
01 Jan 2018 3:40 pm
wataya gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
91
Nose
89
Initial taste
93
Body
92
Finish
92
Price
85
Presentation
93
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
13 Sep 2017 11:27 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
91.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
94
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
87
Presentation
91
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Mr.Sandwich
Expert Senior Mr.Sandwich Note
03 Apr 2017 4:05 pm

Whiskynotes.be

Nose: rich and rounded. Great polished oak up front, immediately followed by thick honeyed notes and orange peel. Nice pineapple candy in the background. Vanilla and almonds. Raisins. Some hay and flowers (old roses). Very light spices. Excellent balance of sherry and bourbon, both are clearly present and work well together.

Mouth: velvety and quite dry. Much spicier now, plenty of ginger and white pepper. A little nutmeg. Honey, apricot and (slightly tangy) orange peel again. Oak and vanilla. Faint hints of dark chocolate. Sweeter and fruitier with a few drops of water.

Finish: very long, with Seville oranges, chocolate and nutmeg.

Score: 91/100

Landryn
Expert Senior Landryn Review note
06 Dec 2016 11:16 am
Landryn gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.2
Nose
93
Initial taste
91
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
90
Presentation
94
Whisky-Connaisseur
Expert Senior Whisky-Connaisseur Tasting note
17 Dec 2015 6:39 pm
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

The nose starts off with rich aromas of sherry, raisins and winterly spices - cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon - along with a touch of polished furniture. This is nicely balanced with vanilla, tropical fruit, orange peel, bees wax and herbal honey. With time, hay and flowery notes come through with gentle odour of rose petals in the back.

Taste

Smooth and soft, velvety mouth-coating. The spices, mainly ginger, nutmeg and white pepper, build up gently with tropical fruit, raisins and luscious oranges. Acacia honey and custard nicely mingle with a touch of chocolate, walnut and slightly bitter citrus peel. Dries slowly towards the finish. Nicely balanced with depth and texture.

Finish

The long, warm and spicy finish offers luscious oranges and sweet, raisinous flavours. Dry and gentle spicy with lingering oak, chocolate and marzipan slowly fading away. Very pleasant and satisfying.

WITH WATER: Water tames a bit the delicate fruitiness both on the nose and palate, bringing more of the spicy character of the oak to the fore. Very creamy and soft on the palate with a perfect balance of sherry-derived fruit, vanilla, oranges and spices. The finish is long, sweet and dry with a spicy edge. Amazing!

Comments

A stunning second batch of Balvenie's Tun 1401. This one has power and a lot of complexity. The versatile aromas of the sherry and bourbon casks demonstrate a superb balance with the spiciness of this gorgeous batch. A drop of water perfectly combines this delicate layers of flavours. Beautifully composed Mr. Stewart!

https://www.facebook.com/Whisky-Connaisseur-550443305109776

franpincoffee
Expert Senior franpincoffee Note
24 Jun 2015 2:53 pm
franpincoffee gave this whisky 92 points

http://whiskycast.com/ratings/balvenie-tun-1401-batch-2/

This Tun 1401 batch was released in Europe and Asian markets only. The nose is dry and spicy with allspice, vanilla, and toasted oak, with dried fruits becoming noticeable after a few minutes. The taste is spicy at first with a lingering cinnamon blast that fades slowly to reveal bananas and cream, honey, oak, and hints of vanilla that last through the lingering finish.

tebond968
Expert Senior tebond968 Note
25 Apr 2015 11:52 am
tebond968 gave this whisky 91 points

The Balvenie Tun 14.01 batch #2, 50.6%, OB 2010, 2226 bottles Wow! Rijke, volle, expressieve neus op romige honing, gekonfijt fruit (denk bolus), cake, kaneel, peperkoek met gekonfijte gember, kruidnagel, Turks fruit, kokos, gedroogde vijgen, praliné, boenwas, en zo kan ik nog even verder gaan. Complex en smeuïg. Hetzelfde geldt voor de smaak, complex en smeuïg, op perensiroop, appel-kaneel, Calvados, rijpe ananas, chocolade, gember, rozijnen op rum, belegen eik, cake… wat munt ook wel. Lange afdronk op kandij, citrus, eik en kruiden. Knappe vatting, resulterend in een rijk, aromatisch en coherent geheel waarbij de bittere en de zoete elementen elkaar perfect in evenwicht houden. Mijn beste Balvenie tot op heden. 91/100

http://onversneden.com/2012/01/14/the-balvenie-tun-1401/

nulty
Expert Senior nulty Tasting note
17 Dec 2013 1:04 pm
nulty gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Miel, belle sucrosité. Fruits à coque, avec des cacahuètes grillées. Fruits noirs compotés, quetsches, raisins. Des épices, muscade en particulier, belle vanille, pain d'épices. Léger exotisme, peut-être de la banane. Ces fruits exotiques prennent de l'ampleur à l'aération, on a des fruits de la passion, de l'ananas. Un nez rond, gourmand, complexe. Cela peut sembler cliché mais le sherry et le bourbon ressortent tous les deux et s'assemblent parfaitement. Seul bémol, une pointe d'alcool (qui disparaît au deuxième nez).

Taste

Attaque très ronde et gourmande (gâteau) sur le sherry (noisettes, pointe de chocolat) puis après quelques secondes ce sont des fruits exotiques en pagaille (ananas, oranges). Du gingembre. Aucun désagrément dû à l'alcool ici, si j'étais vraiment difficile je dirais qu'un peu plus de punch n'aurait pas été gênant.

Finish

Retour des fruits noirs et compotés du nez. Longue finale un peu sèche (sans que cela soit asséchant), sur les épices et un vieux boisé un peu fumé.

En fait, après quelques minutes, cette finale est peut-être bien un poil asséchante, un poil trop boisée ... Bon, je laisse 91.
Comments
Quel beau whisky !
On a un superbe équilibre entre les nombreuses composantes, l'ensemble est gourmand et vif en même temps, très complexe.

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