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Ballantine's 21 Years Old Signature Oak Edition Tasting notes and reviews

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Ballantine's 21 Years Old Signature Oak Edition

Brand
Ballantine's
Expression
21 Years Old Signature Oak Edition
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Age
21 years old
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1995
Produced at
Chivas Brothers
Region
Various
Website
www.ballantines.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

90
Nose
Plenty of evocative and uber sweet barley and honey. Showing some maturity with lovely, tropical melon, greengage and citrus. A gentle, crisp grain note adds balance.
Palate
Full with more creamy oak, followed by succulent barley, honey and tropical fruit – melon, peach and apricot. The grain just pops its head through the layers of malt.
Finish
Long, balanced and exceptionally juicy with lingering honey, oak and grain.
Comment
An exquisite blend with what appears to be quite a high malt content and some lovely age.

Joel Harrison

81
Nose
Very closed with little going on. Vanilla grain notes lead the charge with some wood spices behind it, lychee and pineapple juice also appear. Oddly unbalanced.
Palate
Quite thin, the pineapple and lychee, a hint of coal dust, some angel cake and almond. The integration of the different flavours works, but it is a little weak.
Finish
Lemon zest, sponge cake and hints of citrus fruits.
Comment
A light blend, acceptable for sipping but nothing incredible. Missing some bass notes.
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