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Overall rating
83.25/100
votes
136
Whiskybase ID
WB50511
Category
Blend
Bottler
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Two parts label
Bottle code
LKRD3483
Barcode
5010106110126
Added on
11 Jan 2014 1:42 pm by karlsson60
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 76.00

19 × in wishlist

136 × member ratings

256 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballantine's 17-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.25 points

  1. solarwind99 scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    It's not really bad you know, nice and fruity, juicy and sweet. Pleasant enough.

  2. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This whisky ticks many boxes in the fresh sweetness nose, however the taste and finish are a tad mono dimension.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet white fruits basket, floral, winter melon, green apples, pears, banana, vanilla sugar, rock melon.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Light pear fruitiness, abit salty, floral. Creamy mouthfeel. Not as sweet and complex as the nose suggested.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium, floral and saltiness

  3. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Whole pleasing blend.
    • Nose
      Flowers, vanilla, caramel and fruits: pear and banana
    • Taste
      Sweet, malty: vanilla, chocolate, caramelized apple, cinnamon
    • Finish
      Medium length and dry: flowers, chocolate, vanilla

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Sandman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    My notes from 31-1-2014
    • Nose
      Green apples, raisins, vanilla, notes of notes and melon
    • Taste
      Sweet apple, roasted nuts, slightly peppery, citrus and fresh grass
    • Finish
      Long, creamy, little fruit and hint of spices

  6. brechtvds scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    yeah its a nice blend but its a bit dull ,monotonous whisky taste ,nose,finish yeah there almost equal 

    its an easy to recognize flavor profile for the new whisky drinker who want's to develop his tasting skills 80/100
    • Nose
      nice vanilla nose some pear ,toffee , herbs ,some malty/grainy odour,floral notes , and a hint of cinnamon 
    • Taste
      nice mouth warming feeling it sticks to the inside of your mouth vanilla ,chocolate , apple, pear, cinnamon ,caramel
    • Finish
      medium to long chocolate vanilla finish ,medium dry

  7. whiskyroma scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  8. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    (This bottle has been open for more than a year)

    Sweet nose. Flowers, warm, sugar, vanilla. Bananas, malt.gentle smooth mouthfeel. Sweet sugar and malt.

    A bit drying in the finish, smooth and medium long. Flowers are back again. 

    A premium blend, but a bit bland.

  9. Mushinico scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

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