Ballantine's Finest

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Ballantine's Finest
Web Exclusive Price £20.45 £17.04 ex VAT (£29.21 per litre)
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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.

Ballantine's Finest Reviews

86 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    16 June

    Found this on sale. Seeing as how my usual Grants and Famous Grouse weren't on sale, I went for it. I found it to be better than I expected. A bit lighter than the aforementioned blends, but still very good for the money. And, as I have read elsewhere, the plastic pour spout is indeed a fault. Spare yourselves hassle by immediately removing it from the cap when you first open the bottle and throwing it away. Just pour carefully.

  • 4
    16 April

    Nice smooth whisky would like a bit more bite but very good value

  • 5
    10 March

    I became aware of Ballantine's finest bitter-sweet. A very dear friend of my family passed away at 90 shortly after I arrived from out of town. Shortly after passing (and knowing he enjoyed a glass of scotch at night) I asked the members at his house if they would toast to our friend with me? After agreeing to do so I went and gathered shot glasses for us and I looked in his selection whiskey. I'm not sure why, but his 1.75 ltr bottle of Ballantine's was right there in front and I was drawn to it. After toasting to our friend, I had to comment on the quality of this blended scotch. I have been a die hard single malt scotch guy for many years and have never found a blended version to even come close to the singles I drink. I am a huge fan of Ballantine's now and it has taken front and center to my liquor cabinet now. Awesome quality if you want my opinion!

  • 5
    29 February

    Reviewing again...and hopefully for the final time. Ballantine's Finest has become my house blend of choice, and favourite blended scotch whisky along with Grant's Family Reserve. Ballantine's is an exceedingly light and sweet scotch that stands out from the other blends surrounding it. Notes of light milk chocolate, red apple, and vanilla greet the nose, followed by a slight heathery honey note. Light and easy-going, it may not have the depth or richness of Grant's Family Reserve, but it is far more approachable. Definitely a fan. In my prior reviews of both whiskies, I think I got a bad batch of each - Grant's seemed to have a musky wet dog odor and Ballantine's seemed like scotch-scented vodka. Perhaps it was a bad bottling, I don't know. But in general, both blends are superb in their own right. Ballantine's Finest is an excellent blended scotch whisky, sweet and inviting, and for the price, who can argue? If you don't feel like being punished by your scotch (a la Laphroaig for example) and just crave a nice, sweet and inviting blend to savour casually, this is the ticket.

  • 5
    31 January

    Just got 2 litres coming back from Geneva, very impressed, very smooth and very drinkable! Definitely will be buying again!

  • 4
    31 January

    Its smooth still hits very good!

  • 4
    20 December 2015

    Very nice affordable smooth blended wiskey ,

  • 3
    13 November 2015

    Revisiting this one in more detail. Ultra-light blended scotch - I found myself almost stuffing my face into my glass, desperately searching for any discernible aroma. All I got was a grainy alcohol scent akin to vodka, with a tinge of sweetness. Eventually a hint of berries, vanilla, apples, but extremely subtle. Flavour is the same - apple, vanilla, light toffee, all very sweet and light. In fact, sweet and light essentially sums up this particular blend. It''s not bad, but it''s so light and inoffensive that it falls short.

  • 5
    5 October 2015

    Best value.

  • 5
    14 September 2015

    Love it. Smooth, creamy, fruity. Delicious.

  • 5
    29 July 2015

    Fruity smooth

  • 4
    7 July 2015

    My first ever (scotch) Whisky... Nice flavour profile for a NAS blend. (did they up the peat?)

  • 5
    4 July 2015

    I''m new to scotch and this was recommended as a good entry point by a friend who is in a scotch club. I''m glad I took his advice. It is fairly smooth and it''s flavor has both earthy and slightly fruity undertones. It has a bit of sweetness to its long mellow finish.

  • 4
    17 June 2015

    Nic? one

  • 5
    25 May 2015

    Very nice. I have mostly drank this when on holiday, but will be adding a bottle to the drinks cabinet at home.

  • 5
    2 May 2015

    I discovered Ballantines whisky last week whilst in Ibiza. And I must say that I was most impressed very smooth and definitely very palatable.

  • 4
    26 April 2015

    Very good

  • 5
    11 April 2015

    good one....

  • 2
    8 March 2015

    Meh...I mean, it''s fine I suppose. Pale colour, tastes a lot like a Canadian rye whisky - sweet, toffee-ish. Rough going down. Just not that into it.

  • 4
    5 March 2015

    nice scotch whisky

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