Ballantine's 17 Years Old, 43% abv

Ballantine's 17 Years Old, 43% abv

Ballantine's 17 Years Old

Score 86


Average Score 83

Highest Score 86

Lowest Score 80

# of Times Scored 8

This Blended Whisky is distilled by Ballantines in Scotland.

Tasting notes:

Apples, light smoke, cinnamon, dry pears, cocoa, oranges and honey on the nose. Smooth rich mouthfeel. Zesty caramel, grasses, soft oak, smoke, oranges, citrus and peaches on the palate. Medium fruity finish.



  • Ballantine's 17 Years Old, 43% abv

    Cocoa, sherry, gentle spices, lovely oakiness, honey and leather aromas on the nose. Fulsome dry sherry mouthfeel. Red fruit, cocoa, sherry, old library and dry cellar notes with lovely spice undertones on the palate. Sherry anf fruit on a medium finish.

    82

    Ballantine's 17 Years Old, 43% abv

    Grasses, honey, dry vanilla and light caramel on the nose. Soft smooth spicy mouthfeel. Lovely rich spices, caramel and dry fruit on the palate. Dry fruit on a medium finish.

    85

    Ballantine's 17 Years Old, 43% abv

    Light citrus aromas, dry honey, vanilla, orange zest and a hint of smoke on the nose. Sweet tangy citrus mouthfeel. Soft zesty vanilla custard, dry fruit, sweet with very light peat notes on the palate. Fruit, tart honey and light peat on a medium finish.

    82

    Ballantine's 17 Years Old, 43% abv

    Fruit, apples, light dry almonds and dusty lemons on the nose. Round zesty mouthfeel. Rich, citrus, orange, vanilla, toffee and mild spice on the palate. Luxurious, thick citrus on a medium finish.

    85

    Ballantine's 17 Years Old, 43% abv

    Oak, honey, dry almonds then bitter citrus peels on the nose. Tangy citrus, honey, hint of smoke, bitter oranges on the palate. Medium intense honey and citrus finish.

    81

    Ballantine's 17 Years Old, 43% abv

    Orange marmalade, smooth, oak and a whiff of smoke on the nose. Floral and fruit flavours on the palate. Smooth finish. Well balanced.

    80

    Ballantine's 17 Years Old, 43% abv

    Light sugars with caramel, red berries and sweet chestnuts on nose. Soft full mouthfeel with a medium full bodied finish.

    82

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