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Overall rating
86.18/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB113557
Category
Blend
Bottler
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Bottling serie
Very Old Scotch Whisky
Bottled
1974
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottled for
SPIRIT S.p.A., GENOVA
Market
it Italy
Added on
17 Jun 2018 11:18 am by alex..w..fan

Average value

€ 463.41

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14 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballantine's 17-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.18 points

  1. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    1980s bottle. ¥500 @ Sake Museum

    Appearance: Medium amber. Just a sliver darker than the 12.

    Nose: Old bottle effect, raisins, old wet oak, sherry, quite woody.

    Palate: Sweet sherry, raisin, oak, tannins, pepper. Simple.

    Finish: Oak, pepper, short.

    With Water: Not much difference.

    Overall: Oaky and bitter. Decent but I was expecting a bit more from this.

  2. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. toklian scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N23 P23 F21 B22

    Extraordinary blend!

  4. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    22 22 20 21 85

    great old blend, if only I could feel smaller grains, but this is my IMHO

  5. KonstUA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22.5, taste 21.5, finish 21, balance 22

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