Ballantine's

Finest

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 9
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Specifications
Brand: Ballantine's
Expression: Finest
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Ballantine's Distillery, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Perfumy. Very fragrant smokiness.
Palate: Soft and light. Silky, oily peaty. A therapeutically medicinal relaxant.
Finish: Lemon-honey. Some late sweeetness. Late surge of gentle warmth.
Comment: Very gentle, but a precise clarity of flavours. Drink while listening to Vivaldi.
8.5
Taster   Paul Pacult
Nose: Sweet and grainy, like cereal with honey. No discernible hints of wood, smoke or peat. A no-frills aroma, solid, likeable, undemanding.
Palate: Unabashedly sweet and near syrupy from palate entry through mid-palate. The sweetness is grainy, not fruity or flowery. Light-to-medium bodied.
Finish: Notes of caramel and nougat are featured in the ultra-sweet aftertaste.
Comment: For those imbibers who relish a honeyed/caramel core to their whisky. If you prefer the more sinewy, definitive elements of oak or smoke, stay clear.
6.5
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