.ballantine’s – finest

40% abv, €15, blend, caramel E150a added

Nose: wood, wet conifers, grapes

Palate: boring, bitter and sweet, burned caramel

Finish: short, sour red wine

Score: +++++

Conclusion: niet best

After 2 days, in stead of a Glencairn glass, I poured some into a tumbler and I noticed she was much sweeter on the nose, harper on the palate and had a longer and sweeter finish.
Possible some sort of proof that some glasses are different on some whiskies then other glasses. I had not expected a tumbler to be the better glass, but then again, the majority of the targeted consumers will have a tumbler, and not a Glencairn glass.

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