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Ballantine's Finest Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 122 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 122

Is Craft an Expression of Skill, Aberlour, Flavoured Whiskies, Glen Grant

 

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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