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Ballantine's 17-year-old

Overall rating 21 votes 81.21
Category
Blend
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
17 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LKAG3089
Barcode
5000299603444
Added on
08 Feb 2014 10:59 am by lucero
ColoredChillfiltered

Tastingtags

9 Notes

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
19 Jun 2017 1:50 pm

Un autre blend multi-médaillé, élu meilleur whisky au monde 2011 par Jim Murray. Délicat et très légèrement tourbé. Pas de point d'accroche qui en fera quelque chose de mémorable.


Enthousiasme 3/5

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19dave91
Expert Junior 19dave91 Tasting note
24 Apr 2017 11:17 pm
19dave91 gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Zoetig vanille tintje. Ruikt als een whisky die af is. Ruikt ook wel als een whisky die iets voller is, maar toch licht van smaak.

Taste

Hele zachte whisky met een afdronk die langzaam opbouwt. Begint kruidig wat naar achter in de keel verdwijnt. Daarna komt er een beetje een vanille tint die blijft hangen als afdronk. Ook blijft er een beetje een houtsmaak aanwezig in de afdronk.

Finish
Comments
jazzpianofingers
Connoisseur jazzpianofingers Note
10 Apr 2017 4:50 pm
jazzpianofingers gave this whisky 83 points

A blend by Pernod Ricard comprising over 40 single malts & single grains, using a recipe ‘that has remained practically unchanged since it was first made in the 1930s’ - so ‘they’ say. There’s plenty of Glenburgie and Miltonduff in the main. It was Jim Murray’s World Whisky of the Year in 2011 and is currently selling for around £49 [Apr ’17].



N: Plenty of aromatic Indian spices briefly on first opening before talc notes [Nick on great form], yeasty chocolate, some smoke and vanilla [of course]. Settles down as generally salty, chocolatey & fruity a while later.


T: Quite a thin arrival though with a decent spread/coverage. As a blend using over 40 different components, inevitably it tastes rather generalised and yet it’s also rather moorish, offering the palate a sugary-dry toasted-ness with a chewy-chocolate tastiness - so job done really. It would appear that this Ballantine's [batch at least], is reliant on a significant number of refill casks which helps to bring some breadth & colour complexity compared to the more modern style, wood driven blends [Dewar’s 18], and drives home that ‘practically unchanged’ older style.


F: Short as it goes, on a chocolate-milky-maltiness with a rounded grain element - the grain giving firm yet unobtrusive support.


C: Very nice from the start though it becomes rather more simple as it goes on. I’d say this was the most considered blend of the night though just outshone by the Dewar’s that followed. Blog.



Scores a C[+]

jankes
Expert Senior jankes Review note
14 Jan 2017 9:46 pm
jankes gave this whisky 81 points
Weighted Rate
81.1
Nose
81
Initial taste
82
Body
81
Finish
81
Price
79
Presentation
82
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
27 Dec 2016 12:57 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 81 points

Nose:- Soft shave wood stain with balsamic, soya sauce greet you first, follow by grapey and dusting powder fragrant.

Palate:- Mango candy, well structure and balance. Grainy note.

Finish:- Go the extra mile, refine woody taste with tinge of spiciness. Light kick on the throat.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
86.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
85
Glennie
Expert Senior Glennie Review note
15 Jun 2016 10:17 pm
Glennie gave this whisky 82 points

Nice blend. Slightly smoky overcoat over the vanilla, toffee, light fruits etc.

A competent blend, but it does suffer from low ABV.

Better than Royal Salute 21 IMHO but at a much better price.


Weighted Rate
82
Nose
82
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
80
Price
82
Presentation
82
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
17 Apr 2016 8:13 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 75 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Vanilla, caramel, apple, marzipan and a little smoke.

Taste

Vanilla, apple, smoke and a little banana.

Finish

Vanilla, smoke, apple and caramel.

Comments
theendh
Expert Junior theendh Review note
26 Dec 2015 8:58 pm
theendh gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82
Nose
84
Initial taste
82
Body
80
Finish
83
Price
78
Presentation
84
TDMartijn
Expert Senior TDMartijn Tasting note
23 Mar 2014 5:26 pm
TDMartijn gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Fruity, vanilla and honey, some chocolate, herbs and coconut.

Taste

Silky mouth feel, fruity and a bit oak, spicy.

Finish

Medium long, pleasant but leaves no lasting impression.

Comments

More complex than the standard NAS and 12yrs. 

Velen zijn als water: door iedereen gedronken om de dorst te lessen.Sommige zijn als whisky: begeerd door echte kenners voor zijn unieke karakter.

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