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Balvenie Tun 1509

Category Single Malt from Speyside, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Speyside
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie Batch No. 3
Bottled 2016
Strength 52.2 % Vol.
Number of bottles 8850
Size 700 ml
Bottle code L34A4319210415:27:46
Barcode 5010327525938
Price 268.89$ 285.02£ 228.56
Added 11 Jun 2016 12:45 pm by WhiskyTrail
Vexer Review note
less than a month ago
Vexer gave this whisky 91 points

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

Weighted Rate
88
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.
Odessit Note
about a month ago

Serge Says:

Balvenie ‘Tun 1509’ (52.2%, OB, batch #3, 2016) Four stars and a halfI’m quoting from the very excellent Whisky Exchange (I owe you a glass of riesling guys), this baby ‘is comprised of 12 sherry butts, 11 American oak hogsheads and 8 refill American-oak butts, all containing whisky distilled between 1989 and 1993’. So, this is a 22 or 23 years old, hope the SWA does not read little WF. Hello? Colour: amber. Nose: it’s younger and simpler than the 1401s, one can feel that there isn’t any old whisky inside. Yeah, oldness starts at 25 with whisky, in my opinion – even if aging is anything but linear, agreed. Now simpler doesn’t mean very nice, and in this case it is very nice, on chocolate and cake. Ovaltine, prunes… With water: a bowl full of Mars bars! A little pipe tobacco too. Mouth (neat): good and, once again, pretty simple, on more Ovaltine, more chocolate, and more coffee liqueur. Drops of raspberry spirit. Oh and ‘simple’ is no bad word as far as whisky’s concerned, better simple and balanced than complex and unbalanced. Well, I agree, that depends… With water: brown ale, malt, Ovaltine, brunt raisins (overbaked brioche) and more spices. Cinnamon cake, clove, nutmeg… Finish: rather long, rather on mulled wine, marmalade, and more cakes. We’re approaching Xmas time, aren’t we? Comments: I find it excellent, and more burnt/sherried than batch #2. SGP:561 - 88 points.
ffmdino Tasting note
a couple of months ago
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 Note
less than a year ago

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 Note
less than a year ago
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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Overall rating All versions
53 member votes
89.29
Average review ratings All versions
Weighted Rate
88.40
Nose - Aroma
89.00
Initial taste
89.00
Body
87.50
Finish
89.00
Price
80.00
Presentation
95.00
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