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Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #1 / Distillery Exclusive

Lot: 324928

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #1 / Distillery Exclusive

Winning Bid: £4,901

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Balvenie
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
n/a
Region: 
Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
See Lot Description
Bottled Strength: 
48.1%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #1 (Distillery Exclusive)

Balvenie was built by William Grant in 1892 and remains part of his family's company to this day. In the early part of its history, its purpose was primarily for the provision of malt for Grant's blends, however following the global success of Glenfiddich, the Balvenie single malt brand was launched in 1973. It remained a rarity though, and it was not until the opening of Kininvie in 1990, and later Ailsa Bay in Girvan, that the distillery was given the freedom to focus on its single malt. Today it is one of the best recognised brands in the world. In 1993 they launched the 12 year old "DoubleWood," an expression credited with pioneering the use of cask-finishing, and this has become a key motif for the distillery's output in recent times.  

The original Balvenie Tun 1401, this was hand-selected by Malt Master, David Stewart. Four traditional whisky casks and two sherry butts were combined and rested for several months in Tun 1401 – The Balvenie’s traditional oak marrying vessel.

Released in 2010, Batch #1 of the Balvenie Tun 1401 was only available at Balvenie distillery.

This bottle is being sold from the Pat's Whisk(e)y private collection which, numbering in excess of 9,000 bottles and over 2,000 miniatures, is the single largest collection of whisky ever to be brought to auction. Pat's Whisk(e)y is the result of over fifteen years of passion and dedication to the goal of creating one of the most complete libraries of whisky and whiskey ever amassed by an individual collector. It contains bottles from over 150 different Scottish distilleries, as well as bourbon, rare Scotch releases from sought-after independent bottlers in Europe, and whisky from other distilleries across the globe. Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with Pat's Whisk(e)y to offer this collection across a number of exclusive and spotlight auctions. For more information, please click here.

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