Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
40% vol. - 70 cl e
Added on
09 Jan 2016 3:25 pm by RoyalScotsman

Average value

€ 19.55

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Whisky Reviews for Ballantine's Finest

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 66.16 points

  1. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      67 67
    • Taste
      67 67
    • Finish
      66 66

  2. VanOpek did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      vanilla, caramel, alcohol, a little bit creamy, bourbon cask aromas, maybe hints of bananas
    • Taste
      sweet, a lot of peppery, new wood, bitterness, vanilla, simple
    • Finish
      a lot of bitterness, short, empty...

  3. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Slightly deeper than straw, golden orange.

    Nose: Caramel, butter, vanilla, honey, sweet apple, peach, touch of sweet orange, lemon. Nose is sweet and malty, buttery, rich. Luscious but simple.

    Palate: Honey, grain spirit spike, butter, vanilla and toffee. Butterscotch. Sweet and simple. Nothing to dislike except a bit too much spike.

    Finish: Peppery honey, vanilla, grain spirits.

    With Water: Spirits milder in the nose, more honey and vanilla. Soft flavor, slightly more woody / oaky. Works fine.

    Overall: Very sweet and caramel, vanilla. Not at all complex. Tastes nice, but the spirit spike is a bit too much. For this price, no complaints, but I prefer Teachers and probably Cutty Sark as well. After a couple shots, this gets boring.

  4. Glen Krid scored this whisky 58 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      58 58
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      56 56

  5. coldsun scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Grain malt, alcohol, barley malt, sulfur, watery with warming cut.

  6. coldsun scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Sharp grain and soft barley malt, little bit watery and spicy.

  7. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      63 63
    • Taste
      64 64
    • Finish
      63 63

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 51 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      53 53
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      51 51

  9. crippos scored this whisky 57 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      55 55
      The alcohol feeling is not that unpleasant, being almost like an element balanced with the rest; caramel is the most prominent feeling though. Some sulphur, kinda heavy, doesn't get along with the caramel. Some fresh cut grass, rosemary. Some oak too?
      That's not that bad; what made me give a low score on the nose was the fact that, after something like 30 minutes of this whisky sitting in the glass, I could still feel the alcohol while the other elements were walking away.
    • Taste
      45 45
      Light body and very light flavour, seems like water at some point. Just some spiciness that gets on your mouth, nothing to add. Or, maybe: there was something else, but it was not positive. Kind of bored me, I didn't finish the glass. It seemed built up just to go down fast on you.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Short/middle with wood and a hint of dark chocolate; with the spiciness left on your palate it tastes like aromatized chocolate (like spicy chocolate). Leaves a nice flavour fading away.

  10. Lorion scored this whisky 52 points Expert Senior

    Nose and finish make the whiskey interesting, the palate is miserable. 52 points (without the palate, it would be much more).
    • Nose
      Interesting, nutty and soft nose.
    • Taste
      Bean ... Alcoholic, metallic. Eklig.
    • Finish
      In short, again becoming nutty.


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