SUBTLE, SWEET AND WITH VANILLA FINISH. PREDOMINANCE OF FLORAL, CITRUS AND VANILLA NOTES. The First: Ballantine’s Finest is the oldest recipe in the current range, created in 1910 by the Ballantine’s family. There are more than 40 malts and grains in this blend. These are carefully selected from 4 different iconic Scottish regions. Nose Soft, elegant, heather honey aromas with a hint of spice. Taste Well balanced subtle flavours with tones of milk chocolate, red apple and vanilla. Body Rounded. Character Soft, sweet and complex. Colour A light gold. Finish The sophisticated after-taste gives a fresh, floral and rounded glow.