Ballantines Finest Whisky 70cl, was £20 now only £15.00 at Sainsburys (both instore & online): Save £5.00
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Ballantines Finest Whisky 70cl, was £20 now only £15.00 at Sainsburys (both instore & online): Save £5.00

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Found 18th Jun 2015
Apologies if this was posted before. Spotted this today in Sainsburys. Ballantines is one of the best blended whiskeys on the market, gift sorted for Fathers day!

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This and J&B are the best blended no age statement whiskies.

NorthWest

This and J&B are the best blended no age statement whiskies.


that's like saying "the best blended, no age statement boxed wine"

Not really, you get nice blends, they're just not fashionable to drink.

NorthWest

This and J&B are the best blended no age statement whiskies.

I'm from Dumbarton where these whiskies used to be made.Shame that they are not any more,only bottled here...but on the plus side the town no longer stinks of sweaty feet ! (From the Barley of course! )


Edited by: "ally8971" 19th Jun 2015

Blended whiskys are nice, just have to find the right one.

If you want examples of great blends, just try any of the Compass Box range.

I've never had this. I actually like Whyte and Mackay with a mixer. I know I'm a Philistine

Gsus_J0nes

Blended whiskys are nice, just have to find the right one.



Absolutely, this is how it's done properly >

youtube.com/wat…pg4

He reminds me of Swiss Tony from the Fast Show, I wish he'd say > "Drinking Whisky is like making love to a beautiful woman"
Edited by: "fishmaster" 19th Jun 2015

Banned

robodan918

that's like saying "the best blended, no age statement boxed wine"



It's not, actually. Scotch whicky comes from a more tightly defined area than wine. Plus if no age statement it is very likely to be minimum 3, maximum 4 years old (small amount of malt whisky content may be slightly older).

So the other poster was correct in his logic.

Nice spot ta.

First had this last year in Ibiza. Seems to be the whisky you get served in restaurants. Very Nice and £11 a litre at the airport!

This is well worth a try at £15, what have you got to lose except your memory ?

bob99999

It's not, actually. Scotch whicky comes from a more tightly defined area … It's not, actually. Scotch whicky comes from a more tightly defined area than wine. Plus if no age statement it is very likely to be minimum 3, maximum 4 years old (small amount of malt whisky content may be slightly older).So the other poster was correct in his logic.


It will definitely be at least 3 years old as that's a legal requirement to be called Scotch Whisky, but it may contain much older whisky's. Distillers can only claim the age to be that of the youngest whisky in the blend.

96/100 in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2015 - bargain at £15

seany1977

I've never had this. I actually like Whyte and Mackay with a mixer. I … I've never had this. I actually like Whyte and Mackay with a mixer. I know I'm a Philistine



I love this whiskey.. I got introduced it on the Emirates flight to Oz a few years back..
Edited by: "olisun" 19th Jun 2015

Just picked it up..... Not impressed, but what should one expect for £15. The Jim Murray score says more about the reviews industry than it does about the whisky. Okay on the nose, but rough on the tongue and quite unpleasant aftertaste.

Banned

IrishRob

Just picked it up..... Not impressed, but what should one expect for £15. … Just picked it up..... Not impressed, but what should one expect for £15. The Jim Murray score says more about the reviews industry than it does about the whisky. Okay on the nose, but rough on the tongue and quite unpleasant aftertaste.



Try the 12YO

Ballantines was always more popular outside the UK. I guess that many people have never heard of it......It used to be in the same class with Jonny Walker red label, I'm not so sure now.
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