Ballantine's

12 Years Old, Pure Malt

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 23
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Specifications
Brand: Ballantine's
Expression: 12 Years Old, Pure Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Buttered toast, peaches poached in syrup, touch of heather root.
Palate: Fade-in-fade-out of malty and fruity flavours. Biscuity. Orange zest and nougatine.
Finish: Reasonably long, echoing maltiness and almond milk.
Comment: Elegantly restrained. An excellent pure malt for socialising.
8.0
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: An attractive and approachable, malty nose with coconut, vanilla (melting vanilla ice cream) and citric top notes. Water brings out nutty nougat and some good peachy/banana softness.
Palate: Mixes sweet fruits and slightly bitter nuttiness well along with a gentle smoky thread. Well balanced.
Finish: Nutty again with a hint of smoke.
Comment: Mellow and soft. It doesn't quite deliver the promise of the nose but a fine example.
7.8
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Ballantine's Distillery, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
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