Region: Speyside (Scotland)
Size: 700 ml
TUN 1509 is one of Balvenie's traditional oak vatting/marrying vessels with a capacity of 8000L. The size of these TUNs allowed Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE (with over 50 years of experience) and who possesses an unequalled knowledge of The Balvenie to hand-select a variety of vintage casks and marry them in Tun 1509, housed in Warehouse 24. Rated 5 Stars (90 points) by Whiskyfun and over 90+ by over 350 votes on Whiskybase.
The success of The Balvenie's TUN 1401 series meant that a bigger vat was needed, and in came TUN 1509. One batch is bottled each year and this is the first batch of TUN1509 released in 2014 comprising 42 of the finest casks – 35 traditional American oak barrels and seven European oak sherry butts. This is a limited release of 11,000 bottles.