Ballantines 17 Year Old - Pretty nice, but not more
Nose: Malty and creamy with some polished wood, vanilla and some lemon. Doesn’t seem very young, but not old as well. Palate: Spicy to begin with as in ginger and peppery which turns into a malty delight… read more
Ballantines 17 Year Old - I should take up farming...
This is one of the most hyped blends out there for those of you who are disciples of Mr. Murray's whisky bible. And that's not a knock, there's a good reason for that. But, as any good whisky drinker … read more
Ballantines 12 Year Old - Really Suprising
Nose: quite raw and peaty, dried fruits, caramel, butterscotch, black pepper and some white wine. Pallet: Toffee, spicy, more black pepper, some smoke and peat, dried fruits come later, impressive. … read more
Ballantines Ballantine's 12 year old Special Reserve Gold Seal - A blend worth chasing down.
It's very rare that I buy blended whisky but this one is a rare find. Take note of the ABV on this one - its 43%. Most that you can find is 40% abv. The Master Blender has brought together over 40 of … read more
Ballantines 12 Year Old - Lots of Bang Blend
Blended whisky with alot goin on. Nutty honey vanilla, citrus fruit, smokey ash, on arrival then drops off to short uneventful finish. Great blend for all seasons.
Ballantines Finest - TIFF Is Almost Over, Mr. Ballantine
Some of you know how much I rave about Ballantine's 17 Year Old, so today, looking for a decent inexpensive Scotch to help me see the end of TIFF with, I picked up their standard expression. A couple of… read more
Ballantines 12 Year Old - Nice nip!
Like this a good deal. I am a big fan of the Ballantine's Finest, and this is just a notch or two up from that, mainly because of the extra age and the additional smoothness. While I enjoy Finest on the… read more
Ballantines 17 Year Old - Whisky of the Year
At first I was a little daunted with writing a review of Jim Murray's Whisky of the Year 2011 but then I said to my self 'Bah! Who cares what Jim thinks!' Let me tell you what I think. This is truly an… read more
Ballantines Finest - A long lasting friend.
I bought this bottle about 2 years ago and I have been sipping it along with various malts. At first I thought this was absolut crap. Still there was something about it (probably the minty feeling) and… read more
Ballantines Finest - Don't Believe the Hype
The lightest of airy blends, with evident grains and a good balance, but I don't buy the comparison with Glenmorangie at all. For $5 less, I'll take a Clan MacGregor.