Ballantine’s // Scotland
Ballantine's Finest dates back to 1910 and is the brand's oldest recipe in its current portfolio. It is blended using 40 different malt and grain whiskies from four different Scotch regions. Sandy Hyslop has been Ballantine's master blender since 2005.
BlendedComprised 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.
"Sweet, gentle nose reminiscent of fresh bread, honey and vanilla with a touch of malt. Palate is initially peaty but not overly so with smoke, honey, green apple and malt. No one flavor dominates and the intensity level is not too strong or too weak. Very pleasant. Finish is short and bready with hints of brine."