.ballantine’s – 12 – pure malt

40% abv, €25, blended malt, caramel E150a added

Nose: musty, white unripe grapes, plumbs, granny smiths’ apples

Palate: mildly sweet, slight sour as apple

Finish: mildly sweet, slight sour as apple

Score: +++++

Conclusion: Not bad. But only just.
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