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

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 66.27 points

  1. Tschouten scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    My favorite whiskey for with coke

  2. MarcinCh scored this whisky 71 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      72 72
      Clearly sweet. Lots of vanilla. Fresh fruit. Some honey. Not too complicated, but not too badly covered with alcohol.
    • Taste
      71 71
      Pretty light. Sweet, vanilla at the beginning. Some fresh fruit flashed by. Then it starts to get rather oaky and spicy. The sweetness still runs in the background somewhere.
    • Finish
      69 69
      Spicy at first. Then there is some sweetness, some malt. Vanilla and honey in the background. Still some spices, mostly on the tongue. Quite short and very simple.

  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. Glen Krid scored this whisky 58 points Expert Junior

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

  7. coldsun scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

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

  8. coldsun scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Christian Wagner scored this whisky 63 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Falnor scored this whisky 51 points Connoisseur

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


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