What's in a name? Ballantine's 12 Year Old Gold Seal whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Ballantine's 12 Year Old Gold Seal whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Fruit salad and sherry, mixed nuts.
Palate: Rather creamy. Mochaccino and buttery pastry, spice.
Finish: Gentle, spice and fruitcake.
It's a good to enjoy the real taste of Whisky!
Smoth, perfect and effordable.
21st February 2011
Vastly underrated and certainly unpretentious this is a wonderful whisky to drink anytime without ceremony. Fabulously smooth!
12th August 2011
Palate description of by the MoM is spot on! Delicious!
22nd March 2013
EASY TO DRINK.SMOOTH.ONE OF THE BETTER 12 YEAR OLDS.
AV RAMPERSAD/TRINIDAD/WEST INDIES.
15th April 2013
Excellent taste and excellent price
30th July 2013
Fruity, grassy, and a little spicy. Only vague hints of smoke. Not overly sweet, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Medium body, medium finish. All in all, an interesting blend on the "refreshing" side of Scotch whiskies. In my opinion, a lot better than the entry-level Ballantine's. Compared to JW Black (my personal reference blend), it's lighter, but not necessarily worse.
1st October 2013