Ballantine's 17 Year Old 40%
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Ballantine's
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • honey
  • lemon
  • sweet vanilla
  • floral
  • ginger ale
  • citrus
  • pear
  • fruit

Ballantine's

17 Year Old 40% (0.7l, 40%)
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Meet Scotch Blend of the year 2019.
 
Ballantine’s most likely doesn’t need a special introduction since it’s the world’s second highest selling Scotch. It was established back in 1827, when George Ballantine hustled Whiskies, but their own blends started flowing after 1865, when George’s eldest son Archibald took over the reins. Now, they’re under Pernod Ricard with their bonded warehouse and bottling plant in Dumbarton. Their Master Blender is currently Sandy Hyslop (their fifth ever) and he’s making sure the brand’s belief in “Staying True” remains sacred.
 
Ballantine’s 17-year-old 40% isn’t just a watered down original 17YO, although it has a slightly lower ABV (the regular expression is bottled at 43%). This marvelous blend is bright and smooth that will make you a recidivist (in the best possible way). Add a splash of water and there’s another floral world to be explored. It received two gold medals from The Scotch Whisky Masters, a gold at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, while Jim Murray crowned it the 2019 Scotch Blend of the Year. Now they’re just showing off.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Ballantine's
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla-forward nose with a touch of smoke.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Full and complex palate with honey sweetness, notes of vanilla, oak and liquorice.
 
Finish
Long and sweet finish with a spicy exit.
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  • smoky
  • honey
  • lemon
  • sweet vanilla
  • floral
  • ginger ale
  • citrus
  • pear
  • fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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