Ballantine’s is the No. 1 Scotch Whisky in Europe and No 2. Scotch Whisky in the world.* The range sells over 70 million bottles a year worldwide and has won more than 130 trophies and medals at international competitions in the past decade.
The Ballantine’s range is the most extensive in the world of Scotch and is maintained by Master Blender Sandy Hyslop, continuing the brand’s tradition of Master Blenders that date back to 1827.
The Ballantine’s family first blended Finest in 1910, and it still stands as the oldest recipe in the current range. Nearly 200,000 bottles of Finest are sold around the world each day, proof that quality lasts the test of time.
Master Blender Sandy Hyslop’s personal favorite, The 12 Year Old is a honey-sweet blend of whiskies aged 12 years and over with a balanced and creamy taste that is exceptional on its own or mixed into a cocktail.
Ballantine’s 17 Year Old is the world’s first and most awarded 17 year old blended Scotch, featuring a marriage of whiskies aged 17 years and over, it is a drink to impress and share with friends.
To this day, Ballantine’s still follows the immortal words of found George Ballantine, “Stay true and excellence will always be by your side.”
*Source: IWSR volume 2015