Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Bottling serie
Very Old Blended Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
21 years old
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
LKAK 3806
Added on
26 aug 2014 6:36 pm by Gadyukanalapah

Average value

€ 93.45

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Whisky reviews for Ballantine's 21-year-old

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.85 points.

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
      Fruity character. The fruit is fairly fresh, although not green. More orange. The peaches are the closest. Pineapple. Pretty sweet aromas. A pinch of vanilla. A trace of smoke. However, fruity sweetness dominates. The aroma is quite full but mild. Distant spices. Some elements of butteriness, creaminess. More vanilla the second time.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweetness. Fruits, peaches. Although everything seems slightly smoky. There is a bit of acidity. A pinch of spices. It warms up very slightly. Later fruit smoked again. Peaches on the grill. On the second occasion, a little ash.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Warms up slightly at first. Spices. Then fruit and peaches. A trace of smoke. Fruity sweetness. Medium-length finish. A bit of acidity.

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  3. Svjatogor scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    n: balanced & rounded, fruity, old wood, coconut, vanilla, nuts, hint of sherry
    t: light, fruity, wood, pepper
    a: old wood, nuts, light & subtlie, easy to drink

  4. DannyHill scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Light, nice nose, but the palate doesn't provide much and the finish is practically non-existent

  5. zzqfyl scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. og187 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Blenders Glass
    • Nose
      82 82
      But a complete failure, clean fresh, citrus, lemon peel, bread tones
    • Taste
      83 83
      Liquid, malty, grapefruit bitterness (peppery),
    • Finish
      80 80
      bread tone, bitter

  7. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Smell: If there is a sense of alcohol, birthday cake, assorted fruit pie, bitter-based herbal aroma, middle section, familiar roasted almond slices, red date tea and ripe apples, no need to be afraid of harvesting in the process of smelling To hurt, the aroma gives a lot of pictures about festivals and pleasure. The balance is naturally very good, and there is no gap between richness and expectations.

    Drinking: The wine is light-bodied, jumping, without irritation. It gives the taste buds a very comprehensive experience, and at the same time it is very light, which makes me unable to tell what the taste is. There is almost no end rhyme, only some feel that it is the bitterness of oak.

    Feeling: Drinking whiskey is sometimes not a challenge. Ballantine will not arouse your desire for tasting, but will quietly accompany you through some seemingly ordinary but special moments. This is what whiskey should look like.

  8. ldcsh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

  9. MrNachbar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Malty, flowery, light fruitiness

    Taste: Sweet, lightly spicy and a little heather.

    Finish: Persistent; fine fruity dryness

  10. dhillworth scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Quite a subtle 21-year old, but good value for money
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not very intense on the nose. Mellous, rather fresh, fruits, dried fruits. In the mouth, delicate, on the nuts. Very supple, but not watery despite the reduction, it gains in intensity. Finale rather creamy. I was a little bored, but hey, it's not bad anyway.

    Enthusiasm 3/5


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