Ballantine's

12 Years Old

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 99
Specifications
Brand: Ballantine's
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Ballantine's Distillery, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Deep notes of vanilla and caramel, very bourbon-esque. Warming butter with a little spiced citrus, fruit sugar.
Palate: Opens with bags of honey and fruit, balanced with barley sugar and morecitrus notes.
Finish: Warm and satisfying.
Comment: Highly drinkable and very enjoyable, just what a blend should be.
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Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: More gentle weight. Polished wood, furniture polish, scented. Meadow flowers. Discreet nuttiness, almost felt like, at the back. Sweet.
Palate: Red fruits, sweet grain, a light crunch of malt. Has whispering qualities. Softens with water allowing a jammy and Jaffa cake note to develop. Pear-shaped: narrow start and full broad finish.
Finish: Long and juicy.
Comment: In a clear line to Finest, but more bedded onto the tongue.
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