Balvenie Tun 1401

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 9
11 traditional whisky casks & 3 sherry butts
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49.3 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
06 Oct 2013 11:26 am

Average value

€ 1342.86

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38 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Balvenie Tun 1401

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.65 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    People talk about honey when describing old Balvenies. Well, Winnie the pooh would be happy drinking this!

  2. GadflyDrinker scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    I love this Balvenie! Lots of honey, refreshing and rich. The sherry influence is good! but not to much! I wish I had a whole bottle instead of just a sample! Thank god I have a bottle of an earlier version! cant wait to open it!
    • Nose
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    • Taste
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    • Finish
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  3. numen scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    sample from a friend
    • Nose
      Ah, refreshing and rich. Mentholated honey. Sweet, and also strongly (and strangely?) herbal. Mint, sage, and thyme. Whiffs of vanilla and caster sugar, then a wave of light tropical fruits. Papaya, guava, and everything nice. Calming oak comes through, very gracefully aged, it would seem. Sweet wood. Sweet lemon zest (just a little), and chamomile tea blend. Lovely and rich. (with water) This baby is a swimmer! A few drops and it's like Michael Phelps. Everything is bigger, more vivid, more aromatic, and more more.
    • Taste
      Thick, sweet, and rich. Then there is plenty of oak, extremely well balanced. Ginger, acacia honey, bags of lemon zest (sweet), and pith. In the very depths, the sherried character emerges, strawberries, rhubard, raspberries, and jammy lingonberries. Maybe even a vodka based fruit filling. (with water) Water pulls out more of the oak and bitter, waxy pith. Still, rather excellent, and a hint of mirabelles, all things I love. Hooray for excellent whisky!
    • Finish
      Thin honey, sticky and waxy fruit oils and zest. Pith and bitter oak. Even then, there's still the herbal quality. An excellent dram, and a hair better on the nose with water.

  4. RoyalScotsman did not rate this whisky Administrator

    Traditional Whisky Casks: 15921, 5034, 5249, 55, 12871, 15326, 6564, 5826, 13461, 1635, 939

    Sherry butts: 12612, 13572, 13135


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