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Ballantine's 21 year old Golden Zest, 40%

Price: $151 Issue: Spring 2020 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Perhaps the most alluring name ever given to a whisky, this has a nose of bright, zesty, potent clementine with vanilla sponge cake, fudge, heady floral scents, toasted coriander seeds, and peppercorn. Citrus drives the palate, but it's sweet and tangy, and arrives with vanilla, fudge, toffee, and twinkling little flights of spice. Brilliant blending and the tastiest exploration of Ballantine's signature notes to date. (Travel Retail exclusive)