Ballantine’s 17 Year Old
A great 17 year old blend from Ballantines. This was Jim Murray’s Scotch Blend of the Year for 2010! Really biscuity and thick.
Awards for Ballantine’s 17
Gold-Liquid Gold Award – 2014 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
Winner-World Whisky of the Year – 2011 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
Gold-Blends aged 13-18 years old – 2014 The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Colour: Clear, golden amber.
Nose: Smooth vanilla oak with a sensation of smoke.
Taste: Full and complex, vibrant honey sweetness and creamy vanilla flavours with hints of oak and spicy liquorice.
Finish: Long, sweet and smooth with a hint of spice.
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Ballantine’s 17 YO
Quote 1 “If Ballantine’s Finest is the Red Label of Ballantine’s line up. Then Ballantine’s 12 is the Gold Label, which then makes the 17 the Blue Label, but at a MUCH better price point. In fact, I would rate 17 far superior to Johnnie Walker Blue Label. It’s creamy vanilla, fruits, some smoke lingering in it, but not peaty. Fairly long taste, oily and smooth. Personally, this is the best Blended Scotch I have had, for me it beats out even Compass Box.”
Quote 2 “quite honestly, you will NOT be able to find another whisky as smooth, complex and delicious as this for the money. I bought my second bottle of this recently and resolved to never have this whisky absent from my drinks cabinet.”