Ballantine’s 17 was named whiskey of the year in Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible in 2011. It is complex and rich in aromas, has a wonderful creaminess and combines honey-like nuances with aromas of vanilla.
The bouquet of Ballantine’s 17 year old is wonderful too. It is characterized by notes of oak and vanilla. There is also a slight smokiness.
In taste, this 17 year old whiskey has a honey-like sweetness and aromas of oak and spicy licorice. The whole palate is taken in by the special creaminess that this whiskey brings with it in its body. The finish is long lasting and characterized by vanilla and a hint of spice.
Ballantine’s whiskies are second only to Johnnie Walker in terms of blended whisky sales in the world.
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Comparison with Other Whiskeys
The table below contains a price and rating comparison of similar whiskeys, both single malts and blended. Although it was named the world’s best in 2011, Ballantine’s 17 is considerably overpriced if you compare it to similar drams.
|Name||Price (750ml)||Rating||Alcohol %|
|Benriach 16 year old Single Malt||$119||83/100||43 – 46%|
|Ballantine’s 17 year old Blended Scotch||$101||89/100||40 – 43%|
|Oban 14 Year Old Single Malt||$87||88/100||43 – 58.7%|
|Balvenie Double Wood 12 Year Old Single Malt||$63||88/100||40 – 47.8%|
|Compass Box Great King St Artist’s Blend||$39||91/100||43%|
|Johnnie Walker Black Label 12 Year Old Blended Scotch||$37||88/100||40%|
Ballantine’s 17 Year Old Price
|Seller Information||Location||Offer Description||Price and Size|
|Hi-Time Wine Cellars||Costa Mesa, CA|
|BALLANTINES 17 YEAR BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY 750ML||USD 79.99 / Bottle (750ml)|
|Saratoga Wine Exchange||Ballston Lake, NY|
|Ballantine's Scotch 17 Year, Scotland||USD 83.94 / Bottle (750ml)|
|Mission Wine & Spirits||Los Angeles, CA|
|Ballantine's 17 Yrs. 750ml, SCOTLAND||USD 83.99 / Bottle (750ml)|
|Remedy Wine & Spirits||Glendale, CA|
|BALLANTINES SCOTCH BLENDED 17YR 750ML||USD 84.99 / Bottle (750ml)|
|PJ Wine||New York, NY|
|Ballantine's "17 Year Old" Blended Scotch .750L||USD 99.99 / Bottle (750ml)|
|Star Wines & Liquors||Monroe, NY|
|Ballantine's Scotch 17 Year, Scotland||USD 99.99 / Bottle (750ml)|
|Ballantine's 17 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 750ML||USD 99.99 / Bottle (750ml)|
|Flask Fine Wine & Whisky||Los Angeles, CA|
|Ballantines Blended Scotch Whiskey Aged 17 years||USD 109.97 / Bottle (750ml)|
|Schneiders of Capitol Hill||Washington, DC|
|Ballantine's 17 Year Old||USD 109.99 / Bottle (750ml)|
|Beverly Hills Liquor and Wine||Beverly Hills, CA|
|Ballantine's Very Old Blended 17 years old Scotch Whisky||USD 119.99 / Bottle (750ml)|
|Toast Wines By Taste||Hartford, CT|
|Ballantine's Blended Scotch Whisky 17 year old||USD 138.99 / Bottle (750ml)|