Ballantine's

Limited

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 18
Specifications
Brand: Ballantine's
Expression: Limited
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 18
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Ballantine's Distillery, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Clean. Melba toast.
Palate: Silky. Very sherryish, juicy.
Finish: Sherry trifle, with chocolate. Some balancing dryness.
Comment: Much more sherryish than the colour suggests. Sweet. Sponge fingers. I wouldn't have recognised it as a Ballantine's.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Gentle with a hint of light coal smoke/tar, balanced with soft rich fruit (apple/plum/cherry), sultana cake, cream toffee, citrus peel, heather, spice.
Palate: Soft with lovely feel which moves nicely in the mouth. Soft fruit/butter tablet mixed with citrus freshness and smoke drifting in and out.
Finish: Medium. Fruity.
Comment: Subtle and complex. A very gentle giant
8.3
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