The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #8. Image courtesy The Balvenie. June 13, 2013 – The Balvenie will release the latest batch of Malt Master David Stewart’s special Tun 1401 single malt later this week at the distillery’s Whisky Fête in London this week. The event will celebrate craftspeople and their creations, and will be held from June 13-15.

Stewart creates his Tun 1401 bottlings by selecting special casks of The Balvenie from the distillery’s inventory to be blended together in Tun 1401, one of the vatting tuns at the distillery. Batch #8 came from 9 American Oak casks and three European Oak ex-sherry barrels, and is being bottled at 50.2% ABV.

This batch will be released in the U.K. and European markets. Each batch is earmarked for a specific market in rotation — Batch #7 was released earlier this year in the global travel retail market, and the upcoming Batch #9 will likely be released in North America.

This story will be updated as more details become available.

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