Ballentine’s 12Yr

A grade above the regular Ballentine’s finest, which has always been one of my favorites. Not to be confused with Ballentine’s Blue, despite the coloured box and ribbon, this is a blended scotch much like the “Finest” as opposed to a single malt like the Blue is supposed to be.

Very similar in flavour, a little more refined than the regular stuff. You’d be hard pressed to pick the difference after the third or fourth glass though, which makes the premium price a little hard to justify. It’s not a bad scotch by any means, but I think I’ll stick with the regular stuff next time I feel like Ballentine’s scotch whiskey.