Ballantine's
7.9

Ballantine's

12 Years Old, Pure Malt

ABV 40%

Elegantly restrained. An excellent pure malt for socialising.

Martine Nouet

Specification

Ballantine's

Brand

12 Years Old, Pure Malt

Expression

Blended Malt

Type

12

Age (Years)

40%

ABV

Scotland

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Martine Nouet

Taster

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.

Score: 8

Dave Broom

Taster

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.

Score: 7.8

7.9
Overall Score

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