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Ballantine's 12 Years Old, Pure Malt Tasting notes and reviews

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Ballantine's 12 Years Old, Pure Malt

Brand
Ballantine's
Expression
12 Years Old, Pure Malt
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Ballantine's Distillery
Website
www.ballantines.com
Availability
France, Germany, Italy.

Martine Nouet

Nose
Buttered toast, peaches poached in syrup, touch of heather root.
Palate
Fade-in-fade-out of malty and fruity flavours. Biscuity. Orange zest and nougatine.
Finish
Reasonably long, echoing maltiness and almond milk.
Comment
Elegantly restrained. An excellent pure malt for socialising.

Dave Broom

Nose
An attractive and approachable, malty nose with coconut, vanilla (melting vanilla ice cream) and citric top notes. Water brings out nutty nougat and some good peachy/banana softness.
Palate
Mixes sweet fruits and slightly bitter nuttiness well along with a gentle smoky thread. Well balanced.
Finish
Nutty again with a hint of smoke.
Comment
Mellow and soft. It doesn't quite deliver the promise of the nose but a fine example.
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