Tastes rather young but a pleasant and easy to drink dram. Just a little weak at midpalate.
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
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 oak\rnote 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.
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'
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