Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Bottling serie
Very Old Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
30 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Schottischer Whisky
Bottled for
Lucas Bols GmbH, Neuss
de Germany
Added on
12 mar 2020 11:24 pm by HwiskyNut

Average value

€ 537.60

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Whisky reviews for Ballantine's 30-year-old

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.50 points.

  1. SimonOHA scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The mouth does not follow the nose, what a pity. It is still a superb blend that is very pleasant to drink. Beautiful splendor for its age.
    • Nose
      Dusty nose. Black tea. Diluted pepper. Little Lu forgotten in a cupboard. Herbaceous on dry herbs and floral on a few indistinct petals. Tip of OBE, but barely, maybe just because I was looking for some. Cereal on starch. Dry wood, neither too much nor too little. The fruits then arrive after aeration: mango, banana, pineapple. Orange peel and tangerine. Very dry apricot, dried even. Buttered wax. Milk chocolate after even more aeration.
    • Taste
      Palate with still a very nice aromatic intensity despite the ABV and the time spent in bottle. Quite oily, a little mix of everything on the nose, cooked in a copper cauldron, with more OBE. It gives a wax that is very good to drink, but a little too tight and compact in the diversity of aromas. In short, a bit too melted for the shot.
    • Finish
      Finish still as oily, warm with notes of chocolate milk and roasted almonds. Caramelized wood.

  2. DenisLeonov did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Perfectly balanced, the ingredients at all stages are quite expressive. But from the age of 30 you have been waiting for much more ... (87)
    • Nose
      The aroma of honey, heather ... flowers, vanilla and chocolate ... further falls into the bread notes. (22)
    • Taste
      Sweet, fruity (21,5)
    • Finish
      Soft finish, dried fruits, honey, chocolate, wax ... grain note, cucumber (21,5)


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