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Ballantine's 30 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Ballantine's 30 Years Old

Brand
Ballantine's
Expression
30 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Age
30 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Ballantine's Distillery
Availability
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Dave Broom

Nose
More liquorous. Deep and sweet. Picks up the resinous notes of the 17yo and brings them to the fore alongside beeswax and much more rich layering: think dried topical fruits.
Palate
Languorous. Fruit syrups galore but it has retained freshness and a sweet lift. Chewy, long, ripe and full. Cigar ash and oak.
Finish
Very long and deeply fruited.
Comment
Very polished. Fascinating how while precision is retained the range shifts from floral to deep.

Rob Allanson

Nose
The depth here is noticeable after the last two. Things have become more amplified, tropical trail mix, violin resin and old wardrobes.
Palate
Again has great depth, a little smoke comes through, but also has the zip of its younger stablemates.
Finish
Keeps on going.
Comment
We certainly are in the deep end here, massive layers of flavour and complexity abound.
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