Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #6 Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Here is the new batch of Balvenie's well received NAS small production vatting: nine casks--seven traditional whisky cask (perhaps they mean hoggies?) and two sherry butts--from various vintages, all finished in the Tun 1401, a traditional marrying vessel. Some are close to 30 years old. This limited release will not be around for long. The distillery describes it as "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."