Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5
The latest release from David Stewart introduces the Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 5, married from nine casks of the distillery’s characteristic spirit.
Selected from five traditional whisky casks & four sherry butts from Warehouse 24, the contents were transferred into the impressive Tun 1401 – a traditional oak marrying vessel cared for by the distillery’s onsite team of coopers.
Several months later emerged an exceptionally complex single malt Scotch whisky whose constituent parts aged across decades have come together to meet David’s exacting standards.
David Stewart said: “Working with whiskies of this age is both a delight & a challenge, their individual characteristics are so rich & complex. Determining which of the vintage whiskies will work together takes time and it is important to do justice to them”