Ballantine's Finest

This is the very famous Ballantines Whisky, one of the most popular blended Scotch whiskies there are on the market.
Considering the affordable price, there are quite some flavours to experience in this every day dram. Its smooth character and all the spicy flavours make it a perfect ingredient in many drinks.

This is the very famous Ballantines Whisky, one of the most popular blended Scotch whiskies there are on the market.
Considering the affordable price, there are quite some flavours to experience in this every day dram. Its smooth character and all the spicy flavours make it a perfect ingredient in many drinks.

Details about this bottle Edit
3660
Blend-Scotch
Scotland
Blended Whisky
40%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 43 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Sweet:
Fruit:
Vanilla:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Apple:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Herbs:
Honey:
Spices:
Oak:
Pear:
Heather:
Herb:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Banana:
Wheat:
Grass:
Green Apple:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Tasting
Sweet:
Spices:
Malt:
Vanilla:
Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Caramel:
Chili:
Fruit:
Nuts:
Pepper:
Apple:
Oil:
Honey:
Wheat:
Herb:
Oak:
Herbs:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Floral:
Heather:
Lemon:
Plum:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Finish
Sweet:
Malt:
Oak:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Lemon:
Green Apple:
Spices:
Floral:
Maritime Notes:
Nuts:
Oil:
Salt:
Vanilla:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Zitrus:

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Tasting Notes 43

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09. Jun 2015
16. May 2015
Nosing:
Soft, elegant, heather honey aromas with a hint of spice.
Taste:
Well balanced subtle flavours with tones of milk chocolate, red apple and vanilla.
Finish:
The sophisticated after-taste gives a fresh, floral and rounded glow.
13. Jul 2015
10. Jul 2013
11. Jul 2013
09. Oct 2016
Ballantine's Finest is a young, low-priced Blended Scotch Whisky that has a reasonable quality and is certainly drinkable on its own. One of the lead malts in this blend is Auchentoshan, giving Ballantine's a light, sweet and floral character. The nose is grainy with nuts, honey and maple syrup. Although it tastes slightly rough and immature, there is a pleasant burned sugar sweetness with a decent amount of sherry influence. The finish is quick, vague and definitely lacking intrinsic quality. Not a spectacular but acceptable blend that works well as a mixer.
RATING: 2.3/5.0 ≙ 75 pts
19. Sep 2012
23. Dec 2015
01. Feb 2015