Ballantine's

Christmas Reserve

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 92
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Specifications
Brand: Ballantine's
Expression: Christmas Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Light mashy notes mixed with burning leaves and spices before a chunky malt loaf and fruit leather weight comes through. Cherry cola and oak with water.
Palate: Nutty start then a glide of toffee across the mid-palate. Some dark fruit (plum) and then the spices kick in wth a little touch of smoke.
Finish: Dry and nutty.
Comment: It's Ballantine's as you've seen it before but the 'Christmas'
7.9
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Nutty, fragrant. Fresh oak. A earthy touch which mingles with sweet cereal notes.
Palate: Smooth and well structured. Malty sweetness with a definite green oaknote but nothing unpleasant.
Finish: Short, dry with a nutty character.
Comment: Tastes rather young but a pleasant and easy to drink dram. Just a little weak at midpalate.
7.4
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Ballantine's Distillery, Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, Scotland
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