Country: Scotland
Region:
Type: Blended Scotch
Bottler: Chivas Brothers
ABV: 40%
Score: 90 points

Ballantine's 12. Image courtesy Chivas Brothers.The nose has a good balance of fruitiness and nutty notes with orange, passion fruit, a touch of grapefruit, almond, and baked apples. The taste is fruity and slightly tart with a good pepperiness that builds up slowly, but doesn’t overpower the fruity notes of orange and apple with additional hints of honey and vanilla. The finish is long and fruity. (April, 2013)