Ballantines 17 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Ballantine's
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • leather
  • white chocolate
  • citrus
  • grassy
  • peaty
  • fudge
  • herbs
  • vegetal

Ballantine's

Ballantines 17 Year Old (0.7l, 43%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
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World Whisky of the Year 2011. 
 
Ballantine's is one of the most well-known Blended Scotch Whisky brands in the World. It was established by George Ballatine in 1827 in Edinburgh. It started out as a small grocery store, and slowly became the World's second highest selling Scotch Whisky, right after Johnny Walker. The brand’s belief in ‘Staying True’ has ensured that the Whisky’s quality has never wavered and that more people across the World enjoy it today than ever before.
 
This is simply one of the best blended Scotch Whiskies in the World! In 2011 it swept aside all single malt rivals to take the prestigious Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible Award. That's saying a lot. The longer maturation gives it extra depth of flavor, from subtle smokiness to its fruitiness and velvety texture.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Ballantine's
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Blended Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 43%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Pale Gold
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Feinty. Smoke, mochaccino, leather, Madeira and chocolate.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cut herbs, vegetal character. Fresh citrus and fudge. Touch of peat smoke.
 
Finish
Long lasting.
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  • smoky
  • leather
  • white chocolate
  • citrus
  • grassy
  • peaty
  • fudge
  • herbs
  • vegetal
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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).
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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).
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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