Ballantine's Blue 12 Years is a blended whiskey from the Highland region, Scotland, made from a blend of more than 40 different whiskeys, aged for twelve years or more.
It is a premium category whiskey, whose credentials are taste and design; flavor for its original blend of malts and design for its label that lights up in the dark.
The history of Ballantine's Scotch Whiskey begins in the Scottish town of Edinburgh in 1827. George Ballantine opened a small grocery store there at just 19 years of age with a stand including wine and spirits, after a new law in 1823 allowed the distillation of Scotch whiskey by individuals. The business flourished and in 1837 he moved the business to the prestigious South Bridge area, near Princes Street, in Edinburgh.
The Highland region is the largest whiskey region in all of Scotland. With 47 distilleries spread across the Highlands and Islands, it boasts the widest variety of styles and is home to some of the most famous names in whisky.
- George Ballantine and Son LTD
- Highland, Scotland
- 70 cl. (0.7 L.)
On the nose it is a complex distillate, with honeyed aromas and sherry wood.
A palate is full, deep, long and slightly salty.