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Ballantine's 3L


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Ballantine's history dates back to 1827, when farmer George Ballantine opened a small warehouse in Edinburgh and began supplying a wide range of whisky to a distinguished clientele. Ballantine's Finest is the oldest recipe - invented in 1910 - of the current range. This blend is made from over 40 carefully selected malts and cereals from all over Scotland.

Ballantine's is appreciated for its balanced, harmonious, elegant and powerful taste. Its colour and aromas are reminiscent of honey, to which delicious notes of chocolate, vanilla, red apples and spices are added. The recipe for this Blended Scotch Whisky, however, is only known by its Master Distiller!

A little curiosity: each bottle of Ballantine's bears the family's elaborate heraldic coat of arms, consisting of the flag of Scotland and the 4 elements necessary to produce the whisky, namely earth, fire, water and air.

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Technical sheet

Category:Whisky (Spirits)
Producer: George Ballantine and Son
Volume: 300cl Other volumes
Alcohol Vol.: 40%
Country: Scotland
Type Of Whisky: Blended

Description of Ballantine's 3L

Ballantine's 3L


  • Color: Soft golden color with sparkling reflections.
  • Aroma: Rich and generous aromas of toffee, spices and wood accompanied by discreet notes of candied orange and smoke.
  • Taste: The attack is quite discreet and the palate develops little by little on tasty notes of chocolate, vanilla, salted butter, caramel and candied fruit. The finish is persistent and floral.

PRODUCER: George Ballantine and Son

As was often the case at the time, George Ballantine entered the world of spirits by opening a wine and spirits distribution business, and only sometimes he created some blends for his clients. In 1910 the company who would later become one of the best known and best-selling whisky brands in the world, was born. One of the keys to its success was the bottle design, adopted during Prohibition, which allowed businessmen to easily slip a bottle into their briefcase.

COUNTRY: Scotland

PRODUCTION DETAILS: Although the brand is now owned by the Pernod-Ricard group, it has managed to maintain its specificity and all its original qualities. This is thanks, in particular, to the extraordinary longevity of its Master Distillers, the only ones who know the secret of this Scotch composed of 40 different whiskies and aged for at least 3 years in American oak barrels.


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The Producer

George Ballantine and Son

George Ballantine and Son

Ballantine's is one of the most popular brands of Blended Scotch Whiskies, the second best selling in the world. The blend at the base of the brand's products is composed of 50 Single Malts - of which the "soul" are those coming from the Miltonduff and Glenburgie distilleries - and 4 Grain Whiskies, which together create a quality and extremely versatile drink.

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2014 - Gold Medal - Liquid Gold Award - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible2014 - Gold Medal - Scotch Whisky - Blended - International Wine & Spirit Competition2015 - Silver Medal - Blended: Standard - The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)2017 - Silver Medal - Scotch Whisky - Deluxe Blend - International Wine & Spirit Competition

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Ballantine's en botella de tres litros, whisky escocés de mezcla, refinado y elegante. El sabor del estilo moderno.
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Classification blended whisky Classification blended whisky Pays d'origine ecosse Pays d'origine ecosse
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La herencia de Ballantine's se remonta a 1827 cuando el granjero George Ballantine abrió un pequeño almacén en Edimburgo y comenzó a suministrar un amplio rango de whiskies a una distingida clientela.
En 1865 delegó la empresa en su hijo mayor Archibald que poco después abrió un almacén mas grande en Glasgow. Alli se centró en el comercio de Whiskies y Vinos a clientes de renombre entre los que se encontraba la Familia Real Británica. Comenzó a crear y perfeccionar su propios blends.
Con la ayuda de su segundo hijo George Junior estableció la empresa George Ballantine and Son, LTD, abrió una gran nave de almacenaje y comenzó a exportar whisky.
En 1881 George se retiró y su hijo se hizo cargo de la empresa. La empresa siguio en manos de la familia Ballantine's hasta que fue adquirida en 1919 por la firma Barclay and McKinlay manteniendo la reputación y el buen hacer de la empresa y comenzaron a explotar la marca Ballantine's como la marca de sus blends. En 1937 Hiram Walker Gooderham & Worts adquirió la empresa y añadió una destilería en Miltonduff, cerca de Elgin en el corazón de Speyside. En 1937 la empresa recibió el alto reconocimiento de escudo heráldico reconociendo a George Ballatine's and Son, LTD como "Incorporación a la Nobleza Inglesa". El escudo heráldico decora desde entonces todas las botellas de la marca.
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