Blended from more than 50 single malts (with particular emphasis on Miltonduff and Glenburgie) as well as 4 single grain whiskies. Ballantine's Finest is a smooth, satisfyingly modern blend, now picking up serious momentum in overseas markets under owners Chivas Brothers. Whisky Bible 2011 & 2012: Scotch Blend of the Year (NAS); 96 Points
Full-bodied, with creamy vanilla notes, this is one of the best blends available anywhere. A testament to the art of the master blender, and fiercely championed by Jim Murray. Whisky Bible Awards 2011: World Whisky of the Year; Whisky Bible Awards 2013: Scotch Whisky of the Year; 97.5 Points IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
A litre plastic bottle of Ballantine's Finest blended Scotch whisky. They have long advertised their royal warrants for the late Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, despite the latter dying 70 years before we estimate this was bottled, in the 1980s.
A special edition of Ballantine's 17 year old whisky, created to showcase the character of Scapa, one of the distilleries at the heart of the blend. A much underrated and often forgotten distillery, it's great to see its role being celebrated.
A half litre bottle of Ballantine's popular 21 year old presented in a blue ceramic decanter. The Ballantine's blends use up to fifty single malts and four grains, with Glenburgie and Miltonduff as the base malts.
Quite simply, a magnificent whisky. At the International Spirits Challenge, Ballantine's 30yrs won a Gold Medal, an ISC Trophy (the second in four years) and was named as Category Champion for Blended Scotch Whisky. A masterpiece of blending.
Please note that the boxes of these whiskies are damaged, as seen in the picture.
A bottling of Ballantine's 30 year old Blended Scotch Whisky presented in a beautiful crystal decanter. The brand was established in 1827 by George Ballantine and has remained a British staple to this day.