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Ballantines Christmas Reserve Review

Ballantines ChristmasI'm still getting through my backlog of samples and this Ballantines Christmas Reserve sample came from Adrian (@mynameisgone) from the Whisky Chronicle blog.

This is a very nice drinkable dram with hints of Christmas with a touch of cloves spices, orange peel and dried fruits and even some milk chocolate and orange fondant, a very nice easily approachable very drinkable dram.

This dram was available in Supermarkets and looks likely to be released on an annual basis

Thanks again to Adrian (@mynameisgone) for the sample

Tasting Notes & Details


Clove spiced plans and orange peel oil, with dried fruit Christmas cake with demerera sugar covered naval oranges and some sour gooseberries


Sweet and sour sauce with definite clove spiced orange and sweet milk chocolate and orange fondant with a hint of Christmas spice


Milk chocolate orange fondant and cloves

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Ballantines Christmas Reserve
Age: NAS
ABV: 40.00
Distiller: Ballantines
Bottler: Ballantines
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 27/01/2015 by Tom

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