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Ballantine's 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Ballantine's 12 Years Old

Brand
Ballantine's
Expression
12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Age
12 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Ballantine's Distillery
Availability
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Dave Broom

Nose
More gentle weight. Polished wood, furniture polish, scented. Meadow flowers. Discreet nuttiness, almost felt like, at the back. Sweet.
Palate
Red fruits, sweet grain, a light crunch of malt. Has whispering qualities. Softens with water allowing a jammy and Jaffa cake note to develop. Pear-shaped: narrow start and full broad finish.
Finish
Long and juicy.
Comment
In a clear line to Finest, but more bedded onto the tongue.

Rob Allanson

Nose
Deep notes of vanilla and caramel, very bourbon-esque. Warming butter with a little spiced citrus, fruit sugar.
Palate
Opens with bags of honey and fruit, balanced with barley sugar and more citrus notes.
Finish
Warm and satisfying.
Comment
Highly drinkable and very enjoyable, just what a blend should be.
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