Ballantine's 7 Bourbon Cask Finish is the expression of Ballantine's brand, one of the best-selling blends in the world, after aging in traditional oak barrels for 7 years, and bottling with alcohol grade by giving a finish in Bourbon barrels. The expression, created by chief blender Sandy Hyslop, was introduced in September 2020 and took its place in the main portfolio of the brand.

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Ballantine's 7 Bourbon Cask Finish (Scottish Blend, abv)

Nose: Vanilla, toffee, honey, oak notes are followed by fruity scents such as apricot, apple and light grape. Soft and sweet.

Palate: As in the nose, vanilla, toffee, honey, oak flavors are evident. It is also possible to get very light coconut flavors. I can say that it is creamy and full-bodied. The primary flavors are followed by apricot, apple and grape. Towards the end, vanilla becomes more pronounced, while warm flavors such as cinnamon and white pepper are also felt. Pretty easy to drink.

Finish: Medium length finish with vanilla, cinnamon, dried fruit.

Comment: I can say that Ballantine's 7 Bourbon Cask Finish is an easy-drinking and well-balanced whiskey with a pronounced vanilla and fruit character. Especially the creaminess on the palate is quite successful for a whiskey in this category. A nice price/performance blend for whiskey lovers.

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Ballantine's 7 Bourbon Cask Finish
I can say that it is an easy-drinking and balanced whiskey with a pronounced vanilla and fruit character. Especially the creaminess on the palate is quite successful for a whiskey in this category. A nice price/performance blend for whiskey lovers.
Nose79%
Palate80%
Finish79%
Overall81%
80%Overall Score
Reader Rating: (15 Votes)
78%

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