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Whisky: Ballantines 21 year old
Age: 21 years
Type: Single malt
Strength: 40%
Distillery: Ballantines
Country: Scotland
Date: 01-11-2018
Nose: Raspberry, wood, yellow plums, overripe apple, banana, a hint of citrus.
Flavour: Wood, milkish, lychee, a hint of toffee, a hint of pear, light pepper, a hint of nuts.
Body: Smooth, light greasy, light creamy, a little sharp alcohol.
Comments: On the surface it's got plenty to show for, but with zero depth and no flavour development it's going nowhere. A great starter though.
Rating: ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++-- ---- ---- (7.5)