The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 4: Balvenie starts recall

Parts of the release were filled with wrong whisky

The company William Grant & Sons started a recall for its new Balvenie Tun Batch 4 according to an article of Scotchwhisky.com. To be exact only parts of the new batch 4 are in the focus of the campaign. Recalled are those bottles that were shipped to Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands and Israel and sold in travel retail. The affected bottles can be identified by the code on the label: VAT 17004470. Everybody who owns a bottle of The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 4 with this code number is asked to send an email to thebalvenietun@wgrant.com. William Grant & Sons offers a bottle of the original Batch 4 in exchange for the incorrect filled one.

Balvenie Single Malt Whisky of high quality as well but of different taste

It’s not known yet how this mistake could happen and what whisky was filled into the bottles instead. But it was definitely a “Balvenie Single Malt at the correct strength and of exemplary quality” that spent time in the Tun 1509 as the company emphasis. But the aromatic profile of the whisky is different from the one that is stated on the label. The Whisky for the original The Balvienie Tun 1509 Batch 4 was batched from 13 first fill casks of American oak and und 10 Ex-Sherry butts and married for several months in the Tun 1509. In 2014 the first batch of Tun 1509 had been released and replaced the series of The Balvenie Tun 1401.

Balvenie 1509 Batch 3 still on the market

Not many online shops have sold The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 4 and we don’t have a picture of it in our data bank. That’s why we use a picture of Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch 3 that still is available in several shops.