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    Re: Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Screenshot saved for whenever you and the wife make it out here.
    She'd leave me for the same woman if she knew that there was such a thing...
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    Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    She'd leave me for the same woman if she knew that there was such a thing...
    Hell... I'd leave you for that too.
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    Re: Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Hell... I'd leave you for that too.
    Most people would leave me for a bottle of Dewar's White Label, so I'll take it as an extreme compliment.
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    Re: Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Maxim forgot to accurately describe the finish, but I have them covered
    Ouch... I cringed when I watched that
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    Re: Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Most people would leave me for a bottle of Dewar's White Label, so I'll take it as an extreme compliment.
    Standards must be upheld.
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    Re: Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    After a long intermission, back to Batch 9. I saw it online a few days ago @$299.99. After viewing & reading so many other aged bottles way on over $300, this does not sound too bad. I had my eye on a local Batch 6 at $225...but, it's now gone...probably under a lighted tree somewhere.
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    Re: Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Lamplighter View Post
    After a long intermission, back to Batch 9. I saw it online a few days ago @$299.99. After viewing & reading so many other aged bottles way on over $300, this does not sound too bad. I had my eye on a local Batch 6 at $225...but, it's now gone...probably under a lighted tree somewhere.
    I think the consensus was 3 > 9 > 6, or something like that, so batch 9 would be a good buy. I have not been able to get another Tun and have instead been staring at my batch 3 just waiting for a good time to open it.

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    Re: Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    Having had all 3 of them, there is little doubt batch 3 is by far the best. In regards to the other two, I liked batch 6 over batch 9. It has a bit more bourbon barrels, so is not quite as sweet and a bit more citrusy. While the sherry on batch 9 is enjoyable, the finish is a bit off for me - it goes bitter, almost like a bad cask coming through after the sherry dies down. I have another friend who disagrees though. I would peg them 3 > 6 > 9, but think they are all good whiskies - others are starting to catch on and the stuff is evaporating from shelves.

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    Re: Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    I'm coming around on the 9 a little more (less bitterness on the finish now versus when I first opened the bottle) - I need to have my wife do a blind pour of all 3 for me.
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    Re: Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 9 - Maxim Review

    My tastes says 3 > 9 > 6. I like the sherry aspect. I can still get my hands on Batch #9 for somewhere in the $230-240 range OTD if people are having trouble finding them. I'm going to one of those stores tonight that I recall having it (they're holding a VW for me) so I can get it. Send a PM if interested.
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