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Overall rating
89.22/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB58870
Category
Blend
Bottler
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Bottling serie
Very Old Scotch Whisky
Bottled
1978
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
1116
Strength
43.0 (gradi)
Size
750 ml
Label
Importato da SPIRIT S.p.A., Genova
Added on
13 Oct 2014 11:28 am by dankin

Average value

€ 818.17

5 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballantine's 30-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.22 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Balance (22)
    Cool feeling old school (89)
    • Nose
      Restrained, flowers, honey, herbs, marmalades and wax ... raw bread, a bit of vegetables, sunflower oil ... caramel and halva, a light scent of cough lollipops. The aroma is oily, thick. (23)
    • Taste
      Dried fruits, prunes, wood wax (22)
    • Finish
      At the finish prunes, walnuts, wax, peppers (22)

  2. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    My review is for the 1977 release, which is not found on WB, and I have no photo or link to a bottle so it could be submitted.

    A graceful blend that feels very Speyside, and makes me wish they'd make them like this these days.
    • Nose
      Gentle fruitiness (ripe pears & melons), and a clean, not too dry oak note. Faintly acidic, and a bit metallic too, although that could just be OBE. A chocolate bar that's sat out in the sun for a while, some faint sweatiness, vanilla, and ripe citrus. The faint metallic note coupled with just a bit of leather remind me of old wristwatches. Some wet floorwax, and a bit of smokiness and ethanol from the grain whisky involved.
    • Taste
      The mouth is a bit flat initially, but gathers some steam after being rolled around on the tongue a while. Faint smokiness and greasiness, probably from the grain, then gentle ripe pear notes, some metal, and pepper. Not the most complex drop, but classy and pleasing to be sure.
    • Finish
      A bit of milk chocolate, and a drying dustiness, plus some vanilla. Gets extremely greasy and oily in the tail.

  3. golftraveller did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Actual sold for  € 200 at Whiskyauction.com Jan. 2016

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 139 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2015

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