Last night (Tuesday December 3), I attended a tasting of Balblair vintages. We tasted five whiskies, 2003, 1997, 1990, 1983 and 1969, prefaced by a glass of Balblair’s base spirit.
Peter Moore, international brand director for Ballantine’s said: “The exclusive blend caters to those consumers who trade up when purchasing gifts and products to enjoy over the festive period.”
Ballantine’s Christmas Reserve is presented in a white box, decorated with snowflakes and gold foil.
The 40%abv whisky comes in 70cl bottles, priced approximately $37 depending on the market.
The 2011 launch follows the inaugral seasonal edition in 2010.