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Balvenie 'Tun 1401 Batch #5'

(50.1%, OB, NAS, 2012)
Average Score: 89
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryBalvenie
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameBalvenie
Bottling NameTun 1401 Batch #5
Alcohol By Volume50.1%
Issued2012
Average Score89


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson92
Konstantin Grigoriadis86
Ho-cheng Yao90
Krishna Nukala89
Pit Krause92
Rich Howard90
David Wankel88
Oliver Klimek85
Benjamin Chen85


Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood91


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonLovely sweet complex exotic fruits mixed in with lively (mint?) and darker spices (cloves). Quite beatiful nose indeed. Taste in balance, dry special dark spicy style. Cloves, coffee, quite yummy. But where did the exotic fruits go? Still pretty awesome.
Oliver KlimekColour: Dark amber - Nose: Prunes, raisins, toffee, polished wood, hints of soy sauce and nutmeg. - Palate: Sweet raisins, dried figs, baba au rhum, caramel, toasted nuts, mixed gentle oriental spices. - Finish: Rather long, fruity and slightly spicy. - Overall: A very enjoyable whisky with many interesting flavours to explore, one the finish could be a bit longer.