Ballantine's

30 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 99
Specifications
Brand: Ballantine's
Expression: 30 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 30 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Ballantine's Distillery, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: More liquorous. Deep and sweet. Picks up the resinous notes of the 17yo and brings them to the fore alongside beeswax and much more rich layering: think dried topical fruits.
Palate: Languorous. Fruit syrups galore but it has retained freshness and a sweet lift. Chewy, long, ripe and full. Cigar ash and oak.
Finish: Very long and deeply fruited.
Comment: Very polished. Fascinating how while precision is retained the range shiftsfrom floral to deep.
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Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: The depth here is noticeable after the last two. Things have become more amplified, tropical trail mix, violin resin and old wardrobes.
Palate: Again has great depth, a little smoke comes through, but also has the zip ofits younger stablemates.
Finish: Keeps on going.
Comment: We certainly are in the deep end here, massive layers of flavour andcomplexity abound.
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