Ballantine’s Limited is a very special blend of Ballantine’s rarest and most valuable malt & grain whiskies. Sandy Hyslop is only the 5th master blender since George Ballantine’s time. With Ballantine’s Limited, he remains true to 180 years of precious expertise. A very rare & exclusive whisky of the highest quality. Creamy soft & smooth, characterised by ripe pear & peach, combined with rich vanilla flavours, this is a whisky which honours the continued traditions established by George Ballantine.
The heritage of Ballantine's Scotch whisky can be traced back to the year 1827, when George Ballantine began supplying a selected range of Scotch whiskies to a distinguished clientele from a grocery store in Edinburgh.
By 1869 George had expanded his business into Glasgow with his two sons. Trading now as 'George Ballantine & Son', his business started to export blended whisky to a worldwide market and fast became synonymous with high quality, smooth blended whiskies.
In 1895 Queen Victoria awarded George Ballantine & Son a Royal Warrant - the ultimate endorsement of the company's prestigious reputation.
In 1910 Ballantine's Finest was developed and became the company's primary export. The 1930’s brought the development of Ballantine's 30 Year Old and the brand enjoyed substantial export growth in the key international markets of the US, Europe and Asia.
In 1938 the company received its Grant of Heraldic Arms, recognising George Ballantine & Son as an ‘incorporation noble on the Noblesse of Scotland'. This crest appears on every bottle of Ballantine's Scotch whisky to this day, featuring the Scottish flag and the four essential elements of whisky making - barley, water, a pot still and an oak cask.
True to George Ballantine’s vision of creating whisky of the highest quality, Ballantine’s unique, elegant style is balanced and smooth, containing a complex blend of single malts and grain whiskies from the four renowned whisky regions of Scotland – Speyside, Highlands, Islay and the Lowlands.
An initial gentle rich sweetness & softness that develops into an effervescence that brings out autumnal flavours. Sweet fruity pear and orange flavours intertwine with smooth, creamy toffee, together with hints of liquorice and cloves.
Long and mouth-watering.
Rich Amber Gold.
The opening burst of flavour evolves into the complexity of luscious tastes that is the Ballantine’s hallmark – ripe pears, peaches and vanilla.
Creamy soft and smooth.