The Balvenie – by Malt Master, David Stewart – has launched Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8, at The Balvenie Whisky Fête in London. The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 is a unique ‘one off’ single malt married from 12 casks of the distillery’s precious stocks of aged spirit. David Stewart, the most experienced Malt Master in the Scotch whisky industry, created the whisky by selecting three sherry butts and nine traditional whisky casks from the rarest treasures to be found in the distillery’s Warehouse 24. The release of The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 follows the award-winning success of one of its predecessors – Batch 5, which was recognised as the Speyside Single Malt of the Year in the Whisky Advocate Awards earlier in the year. Jonathan Cornthwaite, Brand Manager for The Balvenie at First Drinks says, “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.” Hand bottled at The Balvenie distillery in Speyside, The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8 has an ABV of 50.2% and will be available from First Drinks from 13th June at an RRP of £200.