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Balvenie Tun 1509

Overall rating 72 votes 89.21

Tastingtags

6 Notes

Whiskydufftown
Member Senior Whiskydufftown Review note
03 Jun 2017 9:14 pm
Whiskydufftown gave this whisky 92 points
Weighted Rate
92.3
Nose
93
Initial taste
89
Body
92
Finish
98
Price
85
Presentation
94
My Collection
Maurice_casqueteer
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer Review note
02 Mar 2017 9:08 pm
Maurice_casqueteer gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
91
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
83
Presentation
84
Vexer
Member Senior Vexer Review note
01 Feb 2017 2:47 pm
Vexer gave this whisky 89 points

Full of sweet, nutty goodness. Very balanced between the sherry & classic Balvenie honey. Overpriced of course, as they all are

Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
88
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
78
Presentation
98
"There's no accounting for taste" ...So, you can't pay for it.
ffmdino
Expert Senior ffmdino Tasting note
06 Dec 2016 10:29 pm
ffmdino gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Vanille, Rosinen, Eiche, Karamell

Taste

rund und kräftig zugleich, Eiche, Rosine, Kaffee

Finish

lang, Holz, süß, etwas bitter zum Schluß

Comments

sehr ausgewogen, eine Wucht, einfach nur geil

bekennender Glenrothes-Jäger
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
30 Jun 2016 2:41 pm

Becky Paskin from scotchwhisky.com says


NOSE

This is where the skill of the blender reveals itself. Some 31 casks have been married together by Balvenie malt master David Stewart, who has used their synergistic complexities to create a nose with a story. Honeycomb, tobacco leaf, leather, sultanas, warm baking spices, fig rolls and sherbet confection. With time comes vanilla ice cream over warm stewed apples.

PALATE

Thick and rich, but prickly. Rich dark fruits, caramelised pineapple and anise-spiced sticky toffee pudding studded with crystallised ginger and chilli. Randomly, hot buttered brown toast. Water brings out a slight rubbery note but also reveals Balvenie’s signature honeyed character.

FINISH

Round but spicy.

CONCLUSION

Another solid expression from Tun 1509, but could do with a slight reduction in strength to dampen the heat.

RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME

Smoking cigars and munching on chilli crackers next to the dessert buffet.


Scores: 8.1/10

WhiskyTrail
Expert Senior WhiskyTrail Note
14 Jun 2016 1:10 pm
The Balvenie TUN 1509 Batch 3 consists of whisky from 31 handpicked barrels from the distillerys' precious reserves.
  • 12 Sherry butts from 1989 to 1992
  • 11 American oak hogsheads from 1989
  •   8 American oak refill butts from 1992 and 1993

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