Ballantines Finest is the entry level scotch blend from a range of Blended Scotch whiskies produced by Pernod Ricard. Crafted in Dumbarton, Scotland, the Ballantine’s flavour is dependent on fingerprint malts from Miltonduff and Glenburgie, blended with fifty other single malts and four single grains. The brand has won many accolades and awards for its products including Liquid Gold Awards from Jim Murray in 2014.
Ballantines Finest has historically been strong in Southern Europe, where it was among the first Scotch whiskies to gain a foothold in the market. It is also claimed to be the highest selling scotch whisky in Korea.
Nose: Expressive, crisp barley sugars. Touch of wood smoke, toffee.
Palate: Rich and sweet. Barley and caramel, very gentle peat.
Finish: Soft and sweet, fudge.