The Balvenie
8.4

The Balvenie

Tun 1401 Batch Two

ABV 50.6%

A drop of water really brings this whisky together.

Gavin Smith

Specification

The Balvenie

Brand

Tun 1401 Batch Two

Expression

Single Malt

Type

No age statement

Age (Years)

2011

Year of Bottling

50.6%

ABV

Speyside

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Gavin Smith

Taster

Nose: Ginger and brown sauce. Progressively more savoury.

Palate: Real mouth-presence. Slightly waxy, with tropical fruit and spice.

Finish: Polished oak and Cherryade.

Comment: A drop of water really brings this whisky together.

Score: 8.4

Rob Allanson

Taster

Nose: Quite meaty at first, roast pork. But there is a sweetness too, baked apples, poached pears. Hints of spice lurk too.

Palate: Coats the mouth, feels like slick olive oil. The spices build up gently with some dried pineapple and coconut.

Finish: Long and lingering.

Comment: An interesting whisky with layers of flavour to explore.

Score: 8.5

8.4
Overall Score

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