While Captain Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore) is out planning his diversions, his fellow saboteur Jack Cartwright (Trevor Howard) is sitting back enjoying a glass of scotch in his room. From the bottle on the table, I notice that the brand of scotch he's drinking is Ballantine's.
The Ballantine's brand is under the Pernod-Ricard umbrella of liquor brands and is described as follows:
Ballantine’s is the world’s No.2 Scotch whisky. Distilled in Scotland, Ballantine's proposes the most comprehensive range of quality aged blended Scotch whiskies available anywhere in the world.In terms of availability, Ballantine's is found in the following markets:
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.
Spain, France, Germany, Poland, China, Germany, Travel Retail, Japan, Brazil, Portugal, Chile, Korea, Taiwan.In terms of product popularity, Ballentine's is the:
No.2 Scotch whisky in the worldGoing to the Ballantine's website, the product is described as follows:
No.1 Scotch whisky in Europe (excluding Duty Free)
No.1 Ultra-Premium scotch whisky in South-Korea and Japan
5.9 million cases sold worldwide
Soft, sweet and complex. Ballantine's Finest is a complex, refined & elegant blended scotch whisky. It is regarded as the taste to satisfy a modern style.In terms of the flavor notes for Ballantine's:
The blend’s light gold colour and unmistakable taste come from a complex mix of carefully selected malt and grain whiskies — all aged for many a year in high quality casks.
Nose: Soft, elegant, heather honey aromas with a hint of spice.The Whisky Exchange website describes Ballantine's Finest Scotch as follows:
Taste: Well balanced subtle flavours with tones of milk chocolate, red apple and vanilla.
Character: Soft, sweet and complex.
Colour: A light gold.
Finish: The sophisticated after-taste gives a fresh, floral and rounded glow.
70cl / 40% Blended Scotch WhiskyNow, I'm not sure how easily I can find some Ballantine's here in NYC, but I do think that I've possibly seen a bottle or two of Ballentine's Scotch Whisky on shelves at a bar. Now if I can just remember where I saw it. I guess I'll have to keep my eyes open during my travels. Any ideas?
Blended from more than 50 single malts (with particular emphasis on Miltonduff and Glenburgie) as well as 4 single grain whiskies. Ballantine's Finest is a smooth, satisfyingly modern blend, now picking up serious momentum in overseas markets under owners Chivas Brothers. Whisky Bible 2011 & 2012: Scotch Blend of the Year (NAS); 96 Points
Until Then Happy Drinking,