Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #9 was made by marrying together 14 casks (11 traditional oak casks and 3 sherry butts) of whisky maturing in Warehouse 24. Each of the casks was hand-selected by David Stewart, who has served as Balvenie's Malt Master for the past five decades. Once the whisky was blended together, Stewart rested it for several months in Tun 1401 - one the distillery's unique marrying vessels - to create a single malt that was greater than the sum of its already precious parts. The end result is a complex and completely unique marriage characterized by dark fruits and marmalade on the nose. Its richness and smoothness is underpinned with dark chocolate sweetness, delicate honey notes and a distinctly long, spicy finish.