Ballantine’s Finest

Ballantine’s Finest
WhiskyBallantine’s Finest
CountryScotland
TypeBlend
Abv40%
Rating 62/100
Reviews of Ballantine’s Finest
says on August 7, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 69/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Heavy on grain, with lots of vanilla and a dash of fruit. The finish is the least part of this blend, but overall it's very decent for the price.

says on May 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Color: Old gold

General description

A bit sharp. Would use it as a mixer. Decent blend considering its price.

says on May 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 56/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Amber

General description

Young blended whisky.

Nose

Mellow honey, caramel and a little hay.

Palate

Malt and toffee.

Finish

Almost no smoke, a little oak and dark chocolate.

says on April 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 68/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Light at the nose, honey and apple.
Red apple, vanilla and chocolate at the taste
Medium finish
Not bad

says on April 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Blended whisky with smell and taste of caramel, not bad whisky but you can tadte the youngness

says on April 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

smell: young metal smel, pear,karamel. taste : karamell, sweet,young afthertaste karamell and youngness short finnish

says on March 29, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 40/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

smoke, grain but cheap

says on March 28, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 74/100
Color: Old gold

General description

prima toegankelijke whiskey. niet duur en prima voor doordeweeks

says on March 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Amber

General description

Kind of sweet with taste of oak.

says on February 14, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

good household whisky

says on January 27, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

годнота

says on January 19, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 66/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice sweet blend.

says on January 10, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

simple blend

says on January 6, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Non mi dispiace

says on December 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 64/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Old gold

General description

Otro básico como el red label, pero en este caso un blended mejor seleccionado a mi parecer. en definitiva un whisky de cabecera sin complejos.

Nose

genérico, quizás las notas afrutadas algo se dejan entrever tras un ejercicio de concentración, pero en nariz es determinantemente alcohólico

Palate

en estado puro en boca este blended es agradable, fino, con notas acarameladas quizás con un deje a canela, pero es definitiva te llena la boca y esta te pide un espacio entre trago y trago, no se.
Con agua evidentemente ganan las notas afrutadas, aquí el caramelo se me hace presente igual que la Canela y dejamos atrás el quemazón inicial

Finish

el retrogusto es corto, intenso con un sabor a ciruela, o pasas, el típico sabor a fruta deshidratada. lo que pierde en el primer impacto en boca lo gana en el retrogusto, aquí es un claro vencedor al redlabel

says on December 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

its oke

says on December 9, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 28/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Als Geschenk erhalten passt mir die Flasche weder in die Sammlung noch auf die Zunge.

Als Blindverkostung hätte ich eventuell etwas objektiver gewettet und mit einiges an Phantasie vielleicht etwas blumiges und etwas Karamell gefunden.
Recht dünn und Jung mit leichter alkoholischer Schärfe.
Ich bin auch Freund eines Korkens, tut mir leid.

(könnte man auch manchen Japanern Nähe legen;-))

says on December 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 43/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

drinkable cheap blend. sharp wood bit sweetness some floral notes.

says on December 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 50/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Muito fraco

says on November 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 30/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

only useful for mixing

says on November 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Cheap but enjoyable. Watery at first then a bit of spice, overall it goes down well. No aftertaste at all

says on November 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nice flavour but not for everyone. Butterscotch taste. Not bad for a cheap blend.

says on November 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

good to mix

says on October 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

No bad

says on October 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 66/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

really spiced for 40 abv
good one

says on September 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 52/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nothing special.
Good for party.

says on September 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 59/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

59

says on September 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 12/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Deep copper

General description

Niet te zuipen, is goed voor in de cola

says on August 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 55/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Not bad but lack of complexity: good Whisky for beginners but not very interesting flavors.

says on August 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

fresh bread stands out at first but makes place for honey a slight, but obviously present peat, that is not on the nose, green apple and in the finish brine, and more bread. as it sits vanilla and caramel appear. balanced, but not at all interesting, smoothest scotch I've ever tasted that has obvious peat

says on August 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 71/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Great whisky!

says on August 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 30/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Spritig

says on August 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Moderate complexity if you are a beginner like me and just start to build a reference index.
Not too sweet, with a relatively flat profile. Easy on the bitterness and not too overwhelming.

says on June 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

simple and nice whisky but not interesting.

says on June 29, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A suprise considering cheap price.

says on June 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 25/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

-

says on June 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 78/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

What a pleasant surprise! Worth twice the price; intermediate complexity with a gentle finish. Hints of smoke, peat, oak, sherry, honey, citrus and almonds. Great balance of flavors - with a touch of elegance.

says on May 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Good partner, simple and cheap

says on May 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 68/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Just simple

says on April 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 79/100
Color: Burnished

General description

While sweet, and great in a Rusty Nail, pretty good neat. Always delivers exactly what I expect.

says on March 31, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Whiskey, but I'm missing the scottish peaty and smoke feeling.

says on March 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 72/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

good whiskey for someone looking to branch out

says on March 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 62/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Etwas eindimensional, aber abnehmbarer Blend

Nose

Leicht süßlich, metallisch, später etwas Frucht und ein Hauch von Rauch. Obstlernote.

Palate

Fruchtig mit Apfel und vielleicht etwas Vanille. Der Alkohol ist deutlich spürbar.

Finish

Süßlich, Getreide und wieder der Alkohol

says on March 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Good cheap whisky.
The taste is sweet with side notes of caramel. Recommended for someone new to the world of whisky.

says on March 6, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Very nice and smooth

says on February 23, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

good choice. straight, smoothy, but raw and heavy.

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 19/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

schöner kotgeschmack gefällt mir

says on February 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 59/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Gin clear

General description

Rather mellow, better used in cocktails.

says on January 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Gin clear

General description

some hard

Nose

great

says on January 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 60/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

It's allright, but I have to make cocktails out of it to drink it with pleasure.

says on January 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Old gold

General description

slight after bite.

Nose

bit of spice scent

says on January 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

okay whiskey with a little bite. lightly oiled on the nose with hint of vanilla

says on January 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

Drank Ballantine's on the rocks and neat same evening as JW Double Black and much preferred this.

says on December 27, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Mellow is the best decription of this whisky: everything is very gentle. A faint sweet nose and creamy nuttiness on the palate. Very smooth and sweet, with plenty of toffee and vanilla, and maybe just a hint of cinnamon. This flows down nicely and doesn't stick around. Not complex at all but it's still a lovely dram for a chilled evening.

Nose

Sweet, nutty, creamy.

Palate

Vanilla, honey, cream, hint of cinnamon.

Finish

Just a little sweetness.

says on November 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

perfect whiskey for a drinkig on a coold day

says on November 15, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

smooth and sweet

says on November 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Sharp but decent, not bad for something on the lower end of the price bracket.

says on August 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Smooth and gentle. Not the most unique whisky, but tasty and worthy for a good feierabend-whisky.

says on July 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 40/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Sharp.

says on May 2, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

.

says on April 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

te sterk, mist complexiteit

says on March 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 51/100
Color: Burnt umber

General description

Undrinkable, in my opinion. At least it's as cheap as it tastes.

says on March 18, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Good enough to give it a try for the low price.

says on March 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 40/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

tikje scherp, later meer. terpentine. niet echt een definieerbare andere smaak. niet echt lekker

says on March 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Old gold

General description

One of my favorite of the cheap end. Easy drinking and perfect for a warm up on a cold day.

says on March 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 67/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice for on thursday after workshop an night

says on March 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 48/100
Color: Mahogany, Henna notes

General description

it's ok

says on March 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 73/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

blend de base.

says on February 13, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 40/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Nothing fine about this.

says on February 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

ok

says on January 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 71/100
Color: Old gold

General description

For everyday use. Smooth.

says on January 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 40/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Алкоголь

says on January 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

ok

says on December 22, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 50/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Burnished

General description

Sweet and smokey but rather dull.

Nose

Smoke

Palate

Sweet

Finish

Smoke

says on December 19, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 40/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Not fore me to plane

says on December 2, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

It is on every student party. Cheap and good.

says on November 11, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Never disappoints...

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Flavour profile

  • Sweet
  • Vanilla
  • Smoke
  • Grain
  • Good
  • Malt
  • Light
  • Caramel
  • Apple
  • Peat
  • Floral
  • Delicate
  • Balanced
  • Spice
  • Amazing
  • Wood
  • Poor
  • Strong
  • Honey
  • Fresh
  • Enjoyable
  • Cream
  • Chocolate
  • Cheap
  • Fruit
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