Tasted as part of the Ballantines 12 Google Hangout, this cracker of a young blended whisky is better than many at double the price.
The standard bottling in the Ballantines range, the Ballantines Finest, with whisky aged 4 to 8 years old in here, i really enjoyed some of the "new make" like notes in this, a lovely dram.
Quite a fresh nose, there's the sweet floral caramelly note that reminds me of "new make" which i really like, theres a gentle sweet oak and a touch of fresh green bramley apple in there too.
Some treacle and brmaley apple scones that have been dipped in oak tree sap and rolled in demerera sugar
Has a nice gentle warmth that comes with this, heating you like cough medicine.