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Ballantine's Finest Tasting notes and reviews

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Ballantine's Finest

Brand
Ballantine's
Expression
Finest
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Ballantine's Distillery
Website
www.ballantines.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Perfumy. Very fragrant smokiness.
Palate
Soft and light. Silky, oily peaty. A therapeutically medicinal relaxant.
Finish
Lemon-honey. Some late sweeetness. Late surge of gentle warmth.
Comment
Very gentle, but a precise clarity of flavours. Drink while listening to Vivaldi.

Paul Pacult

Nose
Sweet and grainy, like cereal with honey. No discernible hints of wood, smoke or peat. A no-frills aroma, solid, likeable, undemanding.
Palate
Unabashedly sweet and near syrupy from palate entry through mid-palate. The sweetness is grainy, not fruity or flowery. Light-to-medium bodied.
Finish
Notes of caramel and nougat are featured in the ultra-sweet aftertaste.
Comment
For those imbibers who relish a honeyed/caramel core to their whisky. If you prefer the more sinewy, definitive elements of oak or smoke, stay clear.
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