Subtle, Sweet and with Vanilla Finish.
The First: Ballantine’s Finest is the oldest recipe in the current range, created in 1910 by the Ballantine’s family. There are more than 40 malts and grains in this blend. These are carefully selected from 4 different iconic Scottish regions.
Colour – A light gold.
Nose – Soft, elegant, heather honey aromas with a hint of spice.
Taste – Well balanced subtle flavours with tones of milk chocolate, red apple and vanilla.
Finish – The sophisticated after-taste gives a fresh, floral and rounded glow.
Lime, Vanilla and Balance
A delicate combination of stimulating citrus complemented perfectly with a smooth touch of Vanilla, the taste is both smooth and consistent, with the sweet and creamy flavours of scotch perfectly balancing the refreshing lime.
Colour – Bright sunny gold
Nose – A delicate combination of stimulating citrus complemented perfectly with a smooth touch of vanilla, the taste is both smooth and consistent, with the sweet and creamy flavours of Scotch perfectly balancing the refreshing lime.
Taste – Soft and sweet, with a perfect balance of refreshing lime and smooth vanilla. Complementing this perfectly are the delicate sweet and creamy signature flavours of Scotch.
Finish – Refreshing lime tang with a soft dry finish.
Ballantine’s Aged12 years
Honeyed, Well Balanced and Creamy
Rich, smooth and creamy blend comparing to finest which is more floral and delicate. Ballantine’s12 is characterized by more honey, toffee and creamy notes.
Colour – Bright honey gold.
Nose – Honey sweetness with a complex balance of oak and vanilla aromas.
Taste – Complex honey and floral flavours with a creamy oak sweetness in perfect balance.
Finish – Refreshing, long and sweet
Ballantine’s Aged 17 years
Fruity, Harmonious and Subtle Oak.
The longer maturation of Ballantine’s 17yo gives an extra depth of flavour and character to the blend. Characterised by a subtle sensation of smokiness. It has a fruitiness and velvety texture which comes from fresh fruits.
Colour – Clear, golden amber.
Nose – Deep, balanced, elegant and smooth with hints of sweet vanilla, oak and a sensation of smoke.
Taste – Full and complex, vibrant honey sweetness and creamy vanilla flavours with hints of oak and spicy liquorice.
Finish – Long, sweet and smooth with a hint of spice.
Ballantine’s Aged 21 years
Rich, Intense With Concentrated Ripe Fruits and Cinnamon Spice
Ballantine’s 21yo is creamy and has got a nutty influence coming from the oak cask. Sweeter on the palate with a more intense spiciness.
Colour – Sparkling red/gold
Nose – Rich, honey-sweet with hints of apple and floral aromas.
Taste – Smooth, rich liquorice and aromatic spice flavours with traces of heather and smoke.
Finish – Long and mellow with hints of dried fruits.
Ballantine’s Aged 30 years
Powerful, Opulent with Concentrated Fruits.
Bursting with juicy pear flavour and concentrated fruits like peach. Ballantine’s 30yo is deeper, more complex and less spicy. Ballantine’s 30yo is the ultimate balance between distillery character and cask influence.
Colour – Deep old gold.
Nose – Deep, soft fruity aromas and an elegant subtle sweetness with a luscious vanilla oakiness.
Taste – A full, rich complex balance of honey, floral and fruity flavours, with mellow notes of vanilla.
Finish – Long-lasting and elegant.
Ballantine’s Aged 40 years
Incredible Depth, Complex and Extremely Fruity
Each whisky in Ballantine’s 40 is at least forty years old, drawn from enviable stocks of priceless whiskies built up over many generations.A true reflection of the dedicated craftsmanship that epitomises George Ballantine. A perfectly balanced blend of high aged whiskies, Ballantine’s 40 will appeal to whisky connoisseurs as the most aspirational Scotch whisky in the world.
Colour – Deep and intense.
Nose – Bursting with rich flavours of ripe pears in syrup and fruitcake, with a background of cinnamon and root ginger.
Taste – Incredible depth. Multi-layers of rich toffee and sweet soft red apple.
Finish – A delightful finish that lasts for a blissfully long time.
Ballantine’s Limited Edition
Creamy Soft and Smooth
Limited is a very special blend of Ballantine’s rarest & most valuable malt & grain whiskies. A very rare & exclusive whisky of the highest quality. Creamy soft & smooth, characterised by ripe pear & peach, combined with rich vanilla flavours, this is a whisky which honours the continued traditions established by George Ballantine.
Colour – Rich Amber Gold
Nose – An initial gentle rich sweetness & softness that develops into effervescence that brings out autumnal flavours. Sweet fruity pear and orange flavours intertwine with smooth, creamy toffee, together with hints of liquorice and cloves.
Taste – The opening burst of flavour evolves into the complexity of luscious tastes that is the Ballantine’s hallmark – ripe pears, peaches and vanilla.
Finish – Long and mouth-watering.