After 9 successful batches of the much sought after TUN 1401 Balvenie decided to enlarge their marriage vessel. 4 times as big as TUN 1401, 1509 has been designed to keep up with high demands.
To create the first batch of TUN 1509, Malt Master David Stewart carefully hand selected 42 of the finest casks – 35 traditional American oak barrels and seven European oak sherry butts – from the distillery’s precious aged stocks. All were transferred to TUN 1509, which sits in Warehouse 24, for several months before bottling. This is a rare interpretation of the marrying process and allows all 42 casks to come together to create a unique expression of The Balvenie that’s greater than the sum of its constituent parts.
Presented with a chart with diagram details of main taste characteristics of each of the 42 casks that were married together in the making of TUN 1509 Batch 1.