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Balvenie Tun 1401

Overall rating 40 votes 90.32
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 4
Bottled
03.2012
Casktype
3 Sherry Butts & 7 American Oak Barrels
Casknumber
See Note
Number of bottles
2500
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327527000
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
16 Apr 2012 2:03 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1091.90

2 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 730.00

Buy in Market

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 24
Taste 24
Finish 23
Balance 23

Tastingtags

9 Notes

Unclimbability
Member Senior Unclimbability Review note
02 Jun 2016 6:59 pm
Unclimbability gave this whisky 90 points

Colour: Amber

Body: Full

Nose: Classy. Intense. Complex. Dried orange, orange oil, orange peel, dry European oak, complex spice, antique polished mahogany, shoe polish, beeswax, crystallised honey. Perfect balance.

Water: More ethereal. More floral, more honey, dried mixed citrus peels, wax, oily oak, seaside fudge shop.

Taste: Feather soft arrival, mouth coating and delicious. Building quickly, very intense, huge orange, intense European oak, intense spice, ginger and white pepper, lovely floral notes, orange blossom, orange oil, liquid candle wax, dried flowers, homemade paper. Very complex.

Water: Softer. More spicy development, very oily, lovely oak and spicy ginger balance, more oily orange, waxy, floral.

Finish: Long/Very Long length. Continues the orange theme, the oak recedes and the oily orange stays and stays. Beautiful.

Weighted Rate
90
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
90
Presentation
90
http://daveswhiskyreviews.blogspot.co.uk
newman346
Expert Senior newman346 Note
28 Apr 2015 8:20 pm
newman346 gave this whisky 91 points

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 4 OB bottled 03/2012 70cl 50.4%vol. 3 Sherry Butts & 7 American Oak Barrels 2500 btls. Traditional Whisky Casks: 4287, 5240, 762, 15330, 5832, 13451, 8408 Sherry Butts: 11434, 13142, 15336 これは,ボトルの迫力を見たら飲まないわけにはいかないように強引になってしまったBalvenie Tun 1401 Batch 4! Color: あたかも, Balvenie Classic ,OB,William Grant & Sons Ltd. 並みの濃厚な色合い Nose: これはもう 醤油ギッシュ炸裂! タレがたっぷりのお団子や醤油せんべいが往復する下町情緒. Attach: なんだこれは?まるで,Irish whiskey のような ラー油ギッシュ? 餃子や担々麺のような中華系の味わいも見え隠れして,Balvenie としてはギャンブル性ありあり?? Body: 葛切り(くずきり) が全開のさすがのさすがのパワフルな body. でも,不思議と重くはないのは,樽選びの質の秀逸さもあるのか? 若干のしょっぱいお漬物的なコーティングもあり面白い. Taste:一貫して重厚なカステラのニュアンスが支配する飲み甲斐のある味わい. 焦げた饅頭や梅ヶ枝餅のアツアツの饅頭のニュアンスがくどくはないが力強い. 若干のみたらし団子のベタツキも少し顔を出す rich taste がいいですね. 苦い人参やチョリソのような滋養系も Balvenie では珍しく味わえ,さすがの豪華な casks の競演. Finish: ココアパウダーも存分に感じられるが,きつい香水も支配し,最後まで重厚感ある一杯でした. 返しでやっと近代的な Balvenie のhoney beam とかすかなミント. こういういくつもの顔がある一本は,今となっては希少なだけにいい一杯となりました.

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Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Note
11 May 2013 11:35 am
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 89 points

N: thyme, nougat, bees wax, fresh saw wood and melon
T: Christmas cake, grass, butter and pastry
F: bitter, honey, nuts and iron
very different from batch #2 and #5
tasted with Aby and JJ

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RoyalScotsman
Administrator RoyalScotsman Note
17 Jun 2012 8:20 am
RoyalScotsman gave this whisky 92 points

Cask-Numbers:
Traditional Whisky Casks: 4287, 5240, 762, 15330, 5832, 13451, 8408
Sherry Butts: 11434, 13142, 15336

The Balvenie Man
Member Senior The Balvenie Man Note
16 Jun 2012 7:51 pm

My batch also 50.4% strangs

Anthony
Member Junior Anthony Note
26 May 2012 3:26 pm


Mine is 50.4 I think that the publicity that lists it as 48 must be wrong.

SilentStill
Specialist SilentStill Note
10 May 2012 10:59 pm
SilentStill gave this whisky 92 points

My batch no.4 has also 50.4%........

Sir Dino
Member Junior Sir Dino Note
10 May 2012 7:00 pm

Are there 2 bottlings of Batch 4?
My bottle is at 50.4%...

Always looking for an extra Balvenie!
QuarterCentury
Connoisseur QuarterCentury Note
16 Apr 2012 8:26 pm

The latest release from David Stewart, Scotch whisky`s most admired Malt Master, is The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 4, an outstandig single malt married from ten selected rare and precious casks from across the ages - and available exclusively in travel retail from March 2012. This time, David filled the tun with The Balvenie matured in three Sherry Butt`s (Vintage 1970, 1971 & 1973) and seven traditional American oak barrels (Vintage 1966, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980 & 1990). Bottled at 48% ABV and limited to just 2,500 bottles worldwide.

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