New Booze: The Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch 9

by Camper English

The Balvenie introduces its latest expression: Tun 1401, Batch 9. This release has been exclusively created for the U.S. market, and follows ‘Batch 3’ and ‘Batch 6’, which were the only other Tun 1401 expressions released in the United States in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

Available in limited supply beginning this October, this batch includes liquid from a number of casks specially selected by Malt Master David Stewart. David’s first batch of Tun 1401 was released in 2010, for sale only at The Balvenie’s Speyside Distillery.

Inspired by and produced in one of the oldest warehouses at The Balvenie Distillery, The Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch 9 is a marriage of some of the rarest whiskies from the distillery’s Warehouse 24. This latest batch of Tun 1401 was sourced from eleven traditional whisky casks and three sherry butts, whose ages span a number of decades, and which have all been selected by Stewart. The whisky rested for several months in Tun 1401 – one of the distillery’s marrying vessels .

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