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Balvenie Tun 1509

Overall rating
90.36/100
votes
282
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch No. 1
Bottled
08.2014
Casktype
35 American Oak Barrels + 7 Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
11000
Strength
47.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L34Y47540109
Barcode
5010327525891
Added on
27 Sep 2014 7:30 pm by whiskas
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 422.40

282 × member ratings

692 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
22
Finish
22
Balance
22

Tastingtags

34 Notes

Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
11 Aug 2017 1:02 pm
Calmar gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Насыщенный, свежий, обработанное дерево, мебельный лак, растворитель, морилка, смола, парфюмерные нотки, сухофрукты,изюм, ириски, варёная сгущёнка, персики, чернослив, киви, банан, валерьянка, пустырник - чрезвычайно широкий состав оттенков, всё равномерно и причудливо перемешано, динамично сменяют друг друга складываясь вновь и вновь в разнообразные комбинации - ароматический калейдоскоп, бесконечный восторг.

Taste

Кисло-сладкий, вяжущий, с дубовой горчинкой - брусника, клюква, сгущёнка, мята, ревень, тропические фрукты, жжёный сахар.

Finish

Лёгкий , имбирный, сливочный, кисловатый фруктовый компот, корки мандаринов, деликатная дубовая горчинка на заднем плане, мята, смола

Comments

Аромат сражает наповал, хочется смаковать его вечно, не хочется даже делать глоток, так как понимаешь - если бы вкус был на уровне аромата - это был бы рай (вспоминая известный анекдот) или как минимум вдвое больший ценник. И таки да - вкус/послевкусие отстают от чрезвычайно высоко задранной планки аромата, в целом же это прекрасный образец мастерства купажистов - дикое количество тонов и оттенков, симбиоз бурбонных и хересных бочек (хотя в данном замесе бурбонные ощутимо доминируют) во всех составляющих, гармоничная сборка в единое целое без потери индивидуальности, плотности и мощи, браво! Я думаю многие экспериментировали на досуге смешивая на свой вкус пару другую молтов и все мы помним как из двух отличных виски зачастую получается полнейшая бурда, так что отдадим должное людям у которых получилось решить в сотни раз более сложную задачу :)

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
31 Mar 2017 10:25 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[March, 2017]  Really nice stuff, easy to sip and yes, delicious. Just the price tag is simply unreasonable.  But as long as people buy at these prices it seems okay, why should the distillery owners not maximize their profits?

...another sign of a further inflating whisky bubble.

Weighted Rate
89.6
Nose
91
Initial taste
89
Body
91
Finish
92
Price
80
Presentation
90
There is no accounting for taste...
asmazda
Expert Junior asmazda Tasting note
07 Apr 2018 9:17 pm
asmazda gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Blossom honey, lots of waxes, orange, and some typical sherry scents of course.  Smells old.

Taste

Oranges, honey, more waxes, and drying oak with some spiciness.  Tastes a little thin, but the waxes and oak keeps things interesting.

Finish

Long, with more oranges and spices, and then some tannins. 

Comments

I've tried later Tun 1509's, and this first batch is the only one that smells and tastes old.  Love the strong waxes, which I have only been able to find in drams with 30+ years of age.

TheWhiskyDungeon
Expert Senior TheWhiskyDungeon Tasting note
11 Mar 2018 6:46 pm
TheWhiskyDungeon gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

fruitig, zuurtjes, honing, hars, aards, mout, stro, rozijnen, citrus, vanille

Taste

banaan, kiwi, bruine suiker, sherry, kaneel, kruidnagel, bittertje, pepertje, hout, mout, abrikozen, perzik, gember

Finish
Comments
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
25 Jun 2017 1:23 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points

I think my original score is about correct overall 91 points, maybe 92. I really like the saltiness and on reflection having it again now I think it is not complex profile wise but, just lovely, smooth and easy sipping.

Th3WhiskyColl3ctor
Expert Junior Th3WhiskyColl3ctor Review note
09 Apr 2017 4:00 am
Th3WhiskyColl3ctor gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.7
Nose
91
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
90
Price
92
Presentation
91
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
06 Apr 2017 7:20 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 90 points

[April, 2017]  I retasted it today and fully confirm my score below...  The finish is fantastic!

There is no accounting for taste...
Eilean a' Cheo
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo Note
18 Mar 2017 7:34 pm
Eilean a' Cheo gave this whisky 92 points

various aromatic honeys, very sweet and fruity, soft like velvet in the mouth,almonds, chocolate,oranges, mocha, fading with honeys and nuts, very well balanced

ovanpuyvelde
Expert Senior ovanpuyvelde Review note
22 May 2016 5:56 pm
ovanpuyvelde gave this whisky 88 points

It's an above-average-whisky but for 300€ I would definitely buy something else instead. It's simply overpriced for a NAS bottling.

Weighted Rate
88.2
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
82
Presentation
88
Dram Dracula
Expert Senior Dram Dracula Note
18 May 2016 2:15 am
Dram Dracula gave this whisky 90 points

As usual with these Balvenie Tuns, the nose is exquisite, due to older casks.. however, as compared to the 1401's, the palate and finish of this 1509 are not as good... a bit thin in fact. The thick, honeyed sherried juice of the 1401's are not as pronounced here. It's still good, but it's not worth USD$300. 

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