The Balvenie launches new batch at whisky fête
William Grant is to launch The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 at The Balvenie Whisky Fête in London’s Tavistock Square this week.
The event, which takes place from June 13-15 will see the release of the “one off” single malt which is taken from nine traditional American oak barrels and three European oak sherry casks of the distillery’s stocks of aged spirit.
The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 (rrp £200, 50.2% abv) follows The Balvenie Batch 5, which was recognised as the Speyside Single Malt of the Year in the Whisky Advocate Awards earlier in the year. The earlier Batch 3 also won a double gold medal at the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Malt master David Stewart, created the whisky by selecting from the “rarest treasures” to be found in the distillery’s Warehouse 24. It acquires its name from the traditional oak marrying vessel that the whisky is poured into and where it is left for several months.
Jonathan Cornthwaite, brand manager of distributor First Drinks, said: “The Balvenie Whisky Fête will be a special experience for consumers who love single malt whisky and appreciate the finer things in life, such as the craftsmanship and artistry involved in fine tailor-made clothing and custom-made watches.
“The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 is a fine expression of the artistry employed by malt master, David Stewart and the traditional techniques used at the distillery to make high-class single malt Scotch whisky.”