The perfect blend with Jim Murray

Jim Murray is one of the world’s most famous whisky critics. His annual Whisky Bible is trusted by drinkers around the world, and he’s tried thousands of drams, critiquing them all in his charismatic style.

Yet there are some whiskies that he keeps coming back to, and Ballantine’s are amongst his favourites. In the latest Whisky Bible, our Blends have been awarded exceptional scores. The 21YO scored 94, the 30YO scored 95.5, and the 17YO scored 97.5. Our 17YO was also awarded 2019 Scotch Blend of the Year winner, and Blended Scotch 13-18 Years Category winner.

17 YEAR OLD

Jim shares his feelings on the ‘work of art’ also known as Ballantine’s 17 Year Old. Discover why he’s awarded it ‘Scottish Blend of the Year’ 6 times in his renowned Whisky Bible.

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21 YEAR OLD

Jim takes us through his unique ‘Murray Method’ for whisky tasting using Ballantine’s 21 Year Old Blend, winner of The Whisky Bible’s Liquid Gold Award.

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30 YEAR OLD

Creator of the Whisky Bible, Jim Murray, enjoys the charms of Ballantine’s 30 Year Old: ‘A serious whisky with incredible depth’.

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