Where is Ballantine's produced?
Ballantine's is a product of Scotland. It is expertly blended and bottled in Dumbarton and uses a unique selection of single malt and grain whiskies from the 4 whisky regions of Scotland; Speyside, Islay, Highland and Lowland.
Where does the name Ballantine's come from?
It comes from our founder, George Ballantine, and his sons, George, Archibald and Daniel Ballantine. Not to forget his grandson, George Ballantine. Find out more about the history of Ballantine's on Our Story.
How old are the whiskies in the Ballantine's range?
Some of our whiskies don't display an age statement, such as Ballantine's Finest, Brasil and Hard Fired which are aged from 3 years, with most of the whiskies in there being much older. But the Ballantine's blended scotch portfolio also features premium quality blended whiskies aged from over 12 years and up to 40 years, as indicated clearly on the bottle. If you're interested in how age affects whisky, check out Scotch Knowledge.
How is it best to drink Ballantine's?
Ballantine's Master Blender, Sandy Hyslop, says that the best way to enjoy Ballantine's is exactly the way you like it. Whether it's neat, with ice, with water or even in a cocktail. You could dsicover the way you like it by trying one of the cocktails on our Drinks page.
Aren't single malts better than blends?
Blending adds a level of complexity, depth and balance that is not always achievable with single malt and grain whiskies. Our Master Blender carefully chooses single malt and grain whiskies and brings them together to craft the ultimate balanced blend.
Is Scotch whisky suitable for vegan/vegetarian diets?
Yes, scotch whisky is generally recognised as suitable for vegan and vegetarian consumers.
Is Ballantine's gluten free?
Yes, it is gluten-free. Although alcohol is made using cereals, gluten protein does not pass distillation and cannot be found in the finished product. However we would always advise that individuals check with their physician / doctor that it is safe for them to consume alcoholic beverages as in some cases, alcohol may increase sensitivity to allergens.