Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky
Ballantine’s Finest is an elegant, complex, refined and best scotch. Regarded as a blend to satisfy a modern style, the blended scotch whisky is unmistakable as a blend, sealing itself as one of the world’s favourite blends.
This blended scotch whisky is made from more than 50 single malts, particularly single malts from Miltonduff and Glenburgie as well as four single grain whiskies.
In 1827, George Ballantine, a Scottish entrepreneur created Europe’s best scotch whisky. Driven to produce the ultimate blended whisky of the utmost quality, by 1884, Ballantine had 20,000 gallons of blended stock in bond and so he began to allow malts to age.
Over the years, this outstanding mixer, now known as Ballentine’s Finest blended scotch was born. The brand remains true to Ballentine’s self determination and his commitment to quality and today, Ballentine’s remains as one of the top blended scotch whisky brands.
Under the ownership of Chivas Brothers, the range of Ballantine’s Finest include Ballentine’s 30 Year Old and Ballantine’s 17 Year old and Ballanetine’s Brasil, among others. The Ballantine’s 17, 21, 30 and 40 Year Olds are highly-acclaimed and prestigious among its ranges.
Considering that the Ballantine’s Finest scotch whiskey is an entry-level and standard label, it is actually a well-decorated and one of the best blended scotch whisky. In 2006, it won a Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge and a Silver Medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
Enjoyed in 100 countries around the world, according to Ballantine’s finest blended scotch whiskey reviews, this blend of scotch whisky is very balanced, superb and very decent for a scotch. For its price, customers have reported that it is one of best blended scotch whisky they have tasted.
Ballantine’s Whisky Price
Priced at only RM188 after a 21 percent discount, as a best blended scotch, to some, the Ballantine’s Finest blended scotch whisky 1 litre price is a bargain for many!
On the nose, the Ballantine’s Finest blended scotch whisky has immediate fruity notes of ripe pears followed by some light oak notes, with a faint hint of honey.
This cheap scotch whisky tastes rather subtle. Tasting rather sweet, you can expect tastes of barley and caramel with a very gentle peat. However, some have said that the taste of alcohol in the bottle can potentially be overpowering.
Ballentine’s Finest’s finish is in the short to medium range. As a finish, it has a fresh and floral after-taste that creates a well rounded glow and maximum satisfaction.
This liquor actually prides itself on being one of the popular whiskeys for being used as a mixer. It is best that you use it in a fruit based cocktail. If you are trying it for the first time, the Ballantine’s Finest will gently introduce your palate via a refreshing cocktail.
As an affordable option, Ballantine’s scotch Finest can be one of the best gifts to bring, especially when the parties are expected to last through the night or during the holiday season. You do not want to attend parties empty handed and can expect the Ballantine’s Finest to be a hit!
To drink Ballentine’s, you simply pour a shot and mix it with a bit of cola, stir it up, and serve it with a lime wedge. To make it more unique, add vanilla or cherry cola instead.
Yes, it’s made from malts from Miltonduff and Glenburgie, blended with 50 single malts and four single grains.
Yes, it is exceptionally smooth.
Its tanginess is perfectly balanced with the sweetness. Since it’s selectively finished in caramelized oak barrels, you should expect the taste of wood smoke with a unique rounded flavour of vanilla and spices.
Yes. Ballentine’s has a very delicate peat taste, but overall it is a smooth whisky.
Fruit juice is a good mix with Ballantine’s. Just add a shot of Ballantine’s into a glass of apple juice with soda water and ice. You could also try this with grapefruit or orange juice.
No, an unopened bottle of Ballantine’s does not expire since it does not mature in the bottle. However, once opened, the exposure to air, light, and temperature fluctuations can cause a change in its flavour.
Thus, opened bottles of whiskey will start to oxidize, losing some flavour, and fragrance over time.
To preserve its original flavour and fragrance, try to limit temperature fluctuations, exposure to light and oxygen as well as store the bottles upright.
The alcohol content of Ballantine’s is 40%.
Ballantine’s Finest is aged for at least 3 years.