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Overall rating
86.33/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB57139
Category
Blend
Bottler
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Bottling serie
Deluxe Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
5010106110188
Added on
15 Aug 2014 3:17 pm by WhiskyLovingPianist

Average value

€ 391.88

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Whisky Reviews for Ballantine's 18-year-old

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.33 points

  1. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Woody herbal freshness showing through the usual blended qualities of Ballantine’s. A touch of sherry, chocolate and peat phenols, salt and pepper with hints of alium in a creamy, buttery, malty presentation. Very nice.
    T: A herbal [Wrigley’s] chewing gum opening although its not so sweet, theres a lot of herbal - tea, nettle and comfrey to be exact, before it develops a milky and creamy body.  Green leaves come to the fore with a touch of peat and malty/woody bitterness.
    F: Touch of aniseed, then cocao/chocolate and then waves of vanilla cream. Leaves a creamy film on the palate like after drinking full fat milk. Just a suggestion of salt and vinegar with prawn cocktail [crisps] flavour.
    C: Very good from start to finish. More than reminiscent of Hazelburn’s Rundletts and Kilderkins WB but not as intense. Very well blended [could possibly be a tad cloying]. Challenging blend for sure and rewarding with the odd murmur of ‘dad noises’ but not quite as noisy as the 17yo.

    Scores a B

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