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Overall rating
65.79/100
votes
50
Category
Blend
Bottler
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
40% vol. - 70 cl e
Barcode
5010106113127
Added on
09 Jan 2016 3:25 pm by RoyalScotsman
Colored

Average value

€ 28,30

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Whisky Reviews for Ballantine's Finest

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 65.79 points

  1. Glen Krid scored this whisky 58 points Member Senior

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

  2. coldsun scored this whisky 6 points Expert Senior

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

  3. coldsun scored this whisky 6 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Falnor scored this whisky 51 points Connoisseur

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

  6. crippos scored this whisky 57 points Member Junior

    • 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    N- Toffee with hint of smokes, burnt grass, black tea and wet towel. Mineral and sour youghurt.

    P- Creamy, peppery, charred wood and jammy. Grainy and spicy notes follow thru.

    F- Short, warm peppery remains, oily and heavy, preferred with ice or water. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

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