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.
As fine as this is... it is almost too fine if you want to smell, taste and experience scotch whisky. Ballantine's 17-year is much more affordable, drinkable and never lets you forget what you have been drinking. The 30-year looks good on the shelf... the 17-year looks best in the glass in front of you.
- cwross48, stateside, 8th May '12
This is the Ferrari of whiskys..ive had a lot of old whiskys and i mean a lot but nothing comes close this one. People that dont think its smooth must be used to drinking water not alcohol. Though i must say that after the 5th bottle in ten years.. i wont be opening a new one anytime soon lol.
- Ronnie, 11th Mar '12
Those who say Chivas Royal Salute is better than this...they know nuts about whisky. This is the best of the best in its category, there is least doubt about that,
- Saha, 29th Oct '11
Not what I was expecting from whisky aged 30y. Still long way to go. Chivas Royal Solute 21y much smoother, mellow and rich! Not worth the money I would say. Best ever Ballantines blend for me is the 21 year old. Fruitier and long finish.
- anonymous, 22nd Dec '10
got one of theese in my possesion and ill look forward tasting this beauty!
- collector, 28th Jul '10
Well Dad....I've got a few in me and I say its time we do this. Out front of the Old Shanty, High Noon, See you there. Hope yer Colt is runnin smooth, cuz I know mine is.
- Guy with the rich dads daughter, 27th Apr '10
This is to the poster above - I AM the very rich dad of your ex, and I WILL be prying my bottle back out of your cold dead hands very soon.:-)
- Rich Dad, 18th Jan '10
my ex gf got me this after stealing it from her very rich dad. He would have to pry this bottle out of my cold dead hand to get it from me, its such an amazingly complex yet subtle whisky! Just by its smell you can tell it was made with the greatest care
- Sy2pie, 29th Jul '08
I am 65 years old and have tasted a lot of different whiskies in my time, some more expensive, some not. NOT ONE came close to the quality of this Ballantine's, NONE! The best I've ever had.
- Konstantin., 29th Jul '08
ITS AWESOME! WHOOOOOOOOO
- BOBS, 19th Feb '08
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