Ballantine’s Finest (750ml)
Ballantine’s Finest is a complex, refined and elegant blended scotch whisky. Firstly. Its taste is regarded as a contemporary blend. Moreover, Ballantine’s flavour is made from 50 single malts, 4 single grains and even the fingerprint malts from Miltonduff and Glenburgie, yet the overall flavour is balanced because no single component dominates.
Nose (undiluted): ripe pears jump out immediately, followed by some light oak notes, with a faint hint of honey.
Palate (undiluted): medium-bodied, creamier than I expected, some vanilla, cinnamon, more pears, ripe banana, and a slight hint of peat smoke near the end.
Finish: Short to medium length, light peat smoke, raisins, oak, with a vanilla note lingering