Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #4 50.4% NV
€ 1.500,00 (in Vat)
|Bottled for||Travel Retail|
|Cask Type||3 Sherry Butts & 7 American Oak Barrels|
|Condition||In Original Container|
The batch 4 release from David Stewart, Scotch whisky`s most admired Malt Master, is The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 4, an outstandig single malt married from ten selected rare and precious casks from across the ages - and available exclusively in travel retail from March 2012. This time, David filled the tun with The Balvenie matured in three Sherry Butt`s (Vintage 1970, 1971 & 1973) and seven traditional American oak barrels (Vintage 1966, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980 & 1990). Bottled at 48% ABV and limited to just 2,500 bottles worldwide.
Serge Valentin (90)
Composed from three sherry butts (1970, 1971 and 1973) and seven American oak barrels (1966, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980 and 1990). Nose: wonderful, with rich oranges, Cointreau or Grand-Marnier, pipe tobacco and quince jelly. Then more flower nectar and ripe plums, typically Balvenie. Superb! Mouth: really sweet and rich, almost liqueurish. Honey, mead and mirabelle jam, with a light spiciness. Then more orange marmalade, bitter oranges… Perfect. Finish: long, rich, clean and fresh, all great. Comments: perfectly mastered blending by, I guess, Mister David Stewart. I love this style of Balvenie and believe #4 is even better than batches #1 and 2. I’m sorry, I never tried #3.