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William Grant & Sons’ The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6

Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, Speyside, single malt, 49.8% abv

Available - From this month.

Location - US, nation-wide

Price - SRP US$250 per 75cl bottle

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6 has been produced by malt master David Stewart, who chose whisky matured in seven traditional whisky casks and two Sherry butts and finished in a traditional oak marrying vessel called tun number 1401.

Batch 6 is the second batch to be released exclusively in the US. 

Batch 5 was released world-wide in June.

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The Balvenie, the world's most handcrafted Single Malt Scotch Whisky, introduces another exceptional whisky in the celebrated Tun 1401 range, The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6, available in most states nationwide beginning October 2012.  Crafted by the industry's longest-serving Malt Master, David Stewart, the limited-edition Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6 is the second batch to be released exclusively in the United States.

Inspired by and produced in one of the oldest warehouses at The Balvenie Distillery, Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6 features liquid that has matured in nine different casks. The special vatting is a combination of seven traditional whisky casks and two sherry butts, finished in the legendary Tun 1401 – a traditional oak marrying vessel, in which the finest aged casks from the distillery warehouses are combined.  The ages of the rare casks span a number of decades and have been hand-selected by David Stewart and cared for by the distillery's onsite team of coopers. 

'The Balvenie is privileged to have some the rarest whisky maturing at our distillery," said David Stewart, Balvenie Malt Master. "The Balvenie is unique among whiskies in that it maintains complete control of all the rare crafts that go into creating our special single malt Scotch whisky.  Five rare crafts and a long wait have gone into making the complex Tun 1401 Batch 6, and it is important that this single malt meets the expectations of what has become a sought after release for The Balvenie drinker and whisky enthusiasts in the United States."

The sixth batch in the Tun 1401 series is an unrepeatable marriage of single malt that is fragrant and fruity with barley sugar sweetness and soft vanilla. The liquid is sweet at the start, followed by a luscious explosion of tangy citrus and gentle spices. Notes of honey combined with rich vanilla syrup and hints of oak tannin give a rich finish with a lingering sweetness.

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 6 has an ABV of 49.8% and a recommended retail price of $250.00.

The first batch of Tun 1401 was released in 2011, for sale only at The Balvenie Speyside Distillery while other batches have been available in select markets around the world. The US exclusive release of Tun 1401 Batch 6 follows the award winning Tun 1401 Batch 3, which won the IWSC Trophy and Gold medal in 2011. Judges were impressed with the liquid's intensely aromatic and beautifully balanced flavors, proclaiming it a very interesting whisky.

Original source: Company Release