The Balvenie TUN 1509

The fourth chapter in The Balvenie’s highly coveted TUN 1509 series has arrived. Arguably the greatest work of David Stewart — the longest-serving Malt Master in all of Scotland — the Speyside single malt will inspire you to invite your closest friends for a dram. But just your inner circle, mind you, as the fourth batch of TUN 1509 should only be shared with those willing to help you bury a body. The TUN gets its name from the large vat where Stewart marries nearly two dozen traditional whisky casks and Sherry butts for months, seamlessly blending the honeyed spirit into a smooth finishing scotch. Expect notes of malty, sweet toffee vanilla fudge with some hidden layers of honeycomb, citrus and mild oak spices. The first three TUN 1509 batches sold out immediately, so if you should be so lucky to find one of the 3,480 bottles headed to America swipe it up with a quickness.