Ballantine's 12 Gold Seal Bottling Note
The key ingredients in the Ballantines blends are Miltonduff and Glenburgie as well as whisky from around fifty other distilleries. This is a new 12 year old.
Nose: Fruit salad and sherry, mixed nuts.
Palate: Rather creamy. Mochaccino and buttery pastry, spice.
Finish: Gentle, spice and fruitcake.
A wonderful blend
good and cheap
Nice and Fresh!
Excelent for the price. I cant drink Ballantines Finest but this one is a very smooth and flavoured. To me, Chivas 12, Old Parr, JW Double Black and this one are the best affordable blends.
3rd February 2014
This one is one of the best moderately priced blends on the market. It has a light and fresh taste like an Islay. It has a good bit of smoke. Great!
1st February 2014
I normally lean towards smokier whiskies, but this is one of my very favourite blends anyway. Creamy, but not sickly sweet. Complex enough but still easy to sip. Very nice package!
9th January 2014
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