Ballantine's Finest is a complex, refined and elegant blended Scotch whisky. It is regarded as the taste to satisfy a modern style. The brand's light gold colour and unmistakable taste come from a complex mix of carefully selected malt and grain whiskies all aged for at least three years, and many for much longer. The signature malt flavours of Miltonduff and Glenburgie give Ballantine's Finest hints of chocloate, red apple and vanilla.
Colour: A light gold.
Nose: Soft, elegant, heather honey aromas with a hint of spice.
Taste: Well balanced subtle flavours with tones of milk chocolate, red apple and vanilla.
Character & Body: Soft, sweet and complex. Rounded.
Finish: The sophisticated after-taste gives a fresh, floral and rounded glow.
Medium amber hue. No frills, one-note nose is well endowed with intensely grainy, cereal-like scents, but no hints at all of wood, smoke or peat. Blatantly sweet, bordering on syrupy, in the mouth at entry; midpalate is sugary and flabby. Aftertaste is fat and sugary sweet. Use as a mixer. Pedestrian, but drinkable.