Ballantine's 21 Year


Ballantine’s // Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 52 )

George Ballantine's empire began in 1827 as a humble grocery store that also supplied a variety of whiskies to its customers in Edinburgh, Scotland. With the help of his sons, he eventually expanded the business and began creating his own blends of whisky to bottle and sell under the family name. Ballantine's 21 Year is blended with a higher proportion of whiskies aged in European oak barrels compared to the rest of the range. This very old blended Scotch is bottled at 43% ABV.

  • age
    21 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
  • Cask Type
    European Oak

Tasting Notes

"A delicately balanced blend with soft smoke, light spices and subtle fruits. The palate is big on caramel and fudge, with whispers of orange peel and milk chocolate. The European oak speaks loudly here, as it is fairly spicy. The finish is long and spicy, before settling into notes of dried fruits."

Score 87

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