Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Chivas Brothers, has announced the launch of a new Ballantine’s blended Scotch whisky bottling.

Ballantine’s 7 Bourbon Finish (40% ABV) has been aged in oak casks for a minimum of 7 years, before being finished in American bourbon barrels.

Ballantine's 7 Bourbon Finish

This latest release, is said to deliver the classic Ballantine’s tasting notes of honey and ripe red apple, with additional notes of toffee, vanilla and caramel, influenced by the bourbon barrels.

The Ballantine’s 7 Bourbon Finish bottle features a sleek black label with white lettering and subtle gold detail for a premium feel, while retaining the distinct bottle shape and chevron label for which Ballantine’s is globally recognised.

Commenting on the launch, Sandy Hyslop, Ballantine’s Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop, said: “With Ballantine’s 7 Bourbon Finish we wanted to clash global whisky cultures to create a delicious Scotch Whisky with a distinctively American attitude. The 7-year ageing combined with our bespoke bourbon barrel finishing process brings extra layers of richness, creaminess and caramel sweetness to the blend, making it ideal for Scotch lovers wanting to dabble in bourbon, and for bourbon fans wanting to break into Scotch. This is quintessential Ballantine’s with a bold new dimension – and the perfect tribute to our pioneering heritage.”

Ballantine’s 7 Bourbon Finish, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £28.00.

Posted by Steve Rush