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Balvenie Tun 1509

Overall rating
90.27/100
votes
351
Whiskybase ID
WB58415
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 7:31 pm by whiskas
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 465.22

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351 × member ratings

802 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie Tun 1509

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.27 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    The aroma battles on the spot, I want to savor it forever, I do not even want to take a sip, because you know - if the taste was at the level of flavor - it would be a paradise (remembering a famous anecdote) or at least twice the price tag. And yet - the taste / aftertaste lags behind the extremely high-cut aroma bar, on the whole it is a wonderful example of the skill of the blender - the wild amount of tones and shades, the symbiosis of bourbon and sherry barrels (although in this bourbon mix significantly dominate) in all components, harmonious assembly in a single whole without loss of individuality, density and power, bravo! I think a lot of people experimented at their leisure mixing a couple of other mallets to their taste and we all remember how from two distinct whiskys we often get a complete mess, so let's give people who have solved a hundred times more difficult task :)
    • Nose
      Saturated, fresh, processed wood, furniture varnish, solvent, stain, resin, perfume notes, dried fruits, raisins, toffee, boiled condensed milk, peaches, prunes, kiwi, banana, valerian, motherwort - extremely wide shade composition, all evenly and bizarrely mixed , dynamically replace each other folding again and again in a variety of combinations - an aromatic kaleidoscope, endless enthusiasm.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour, astringent, with oak bitterness - cranberries, cranberries, condensed milk, mint, rhubarb, tropical fruits, grilled sugar.
    • Finish
      Light, ginger, creamy, sourish fruit compote, mandarin crusts, delicate oak bitterness in the background, mint, resin

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [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.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Gregers scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Remarkable nose, and good, but not unforgettable on the palate.

    Review: https://youtu.be/wmeXCaJL_1E
    • Nose
      92 92
      Astonishingly good nose. Starts out with a bit of green apple, lots of different dried fruits, orange oils, then pipe tobacco, light marzipan, some toffee, very light furniture polish, vanilla, sweet caramel, ripe banana, fresh wood shavings. One to nose for a long time.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Great alcohol level, very light burn, sweetness good, but a bit high, lots of cane sugar, lots of barley, some oaky notes, very light fresh grass notes, a bit of spearmint, sweet freshly squeezed apple juice, toffee, cream, chocolate milk. Not bad. Second chew shows a fuller body with some light smoke starting to pull through, the sweetness is still going strong, though, also some light ginger. Not super complex, and it stays sweeter than I had expected and hoped, but it's still good. Third chew brings more wood spices, a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon, smoke is also fuller, mint also more to the front, as sweetness finally steps back a bit. Marshmallows, a bit of marzipan pops by as well. Caramellized and flambéed bananas.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Light smoke, light ginger and peppermint, ripe banana, burnt muscovado sugar, vanilla, and some oaky notes.

  4. DasBo scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    A real surprise when you think of one or the other successor ...
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  5. mudshark scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Dris scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  7. IIIZIII scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    2020.03.06
    • Nose
      The trademark Balvenie honey from the american oak barrels are predominant here, which is a good thing. Flowery honey, only a touch of fresh sherry fruitiness to add another layer to it. This distillery is still one of the best in my book and one of the main reason why I keep coming back to this beautiful honeyed bourbon matured profile. A little green banana and kiwi too.
    • Taste
      Just amazing. The abv is spot on. Very juicy and luscious honey, vibrant oak, kiwi jam, aromatic, licorice, sweet ginger
    • Finish
      medium length

  8. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Jack Marinello scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Very floral, coffee, gingerbread (?), Vanilla, caramel, spices including cinnamon
    • Taste
      Alcohol does not feel, still a little flowers, vanilla, honey, bitter oranges
    • Finish
      Good length, spices coming back, light wood

  10. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

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