Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Bottling serie
Deluxe Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
18 years old
43.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
15 Aug 2014 3:17 pm by WhiskyLovingPianist

Average value

€ 391.88

one in wishlist

3 × member ratings

29 × in collection

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


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?