Ballantines Finest

An Above Average Blend?

Reviewed by
Connosr member:

GotOak91

Date:

9th Nov 2014

Reviewer rating:

80

About this score:

  • Nose: 22
  • Taste: 21
  • Finish: 19
  • Balance: 18

The average score for this whisky is 76.

Best price to buy online:

Tasting Notes by GotOak91

Ballantines Finest. Produced in Dumbarton Scotland for Pernod Ricard. Their flavor profile is based off of a combination of 50 single malts and 4 single grains most notably Miltonduff and Glenburgie. Bought for an easy $20 as it was being phased off of the shelf at a college town liquor store.

40% ABV

Color: Light Gold

Nose: Immediately sweet with fresh white fruits (apples and pears) in a simple syrup, iced shortbread, barley malt, gently floral (non-specific), bits of toffee and more icing. Very sweet and expressive start.

Body: Medium legs moving at a slower pace. Rich overall.

Taste: Barley malt, caramel, fudge, red delicious apple slices, gentle forest notes in the form of forest floor. A bit of earthy peat.

Finish: Lingers a bit. Soft and very smooth. No discernible burn. Some malt, a bit of fudge, and a light dusting of wet earth and wood ash.

Overall: All of the place? Yes. It is also a blend. Enjoyable in that right? Yes. I like that it has a bit of everything there. Its fun that way. Not sure if Id score this a 96 (2014) by Mr. Murray but I couldn't complain if this was at a bar.

Tags

Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Ballantines

Bottling:

ABV:

40%

Colour:

Sunlight

Comments

No comments have been added yet. Leave one below...

Add a comment

You must be logged in to comment if you don't have an account why not sign up?

Whisky reviews by distiller (A - D)