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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB86718
Category
Blend
Bottler
George Ballantine & Son (GB&S)
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Ceramic Jug
Bottled for
SPIRIT S.p.A., Genova
Added on
12 Sep 2016 11:52 am by peatbogger

Average value

€ 225.00

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7 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ballantine's Finest Scotch Whisky

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. robse211 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    takes time, a not too small dram and a little warmth - of the aromas it affects me 44-46% but it has less alcoholic sharpness - sherry influence if only rerefill, but that doesn't mean that I don't like it. I would blindly estimate at 20yo +
    • Nose
      86 86
      Lemon sugared, sweet blossoms and vanilla, polished wood, a bit grassy, subtly tart tropical fruits, mango passion fruit - slightly dusty, slightly mineral, sometimes noble crystalline, later orange, leather - removes old peat
    • Taste
      87 87
      discreet yellow / white-fruity, crystalline - strongly degraded smoke shows its best side, noble floral crystalline citrus notes, some tobacco, figs, old books, round, ripe, full-bodied for 40%, no missing notes, no unsavory bitterness
    • Finish
      86 86
      Cork, leather, leaves, tobacco, nutmeg, pepper, liquorice, lots of citrus

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