is a range of blended scotch whiskies
distilled by George Ballantine & Son Ltd in Dumbarton
The Ballantine's flavour is dependent on 50 single malts
, four single grains and in particular the fingerprint malts from Miltonduff and Glenburgie. The brand has won many accolades and awards for its products.
The heritage of Ballantine's scotch whisky
can be traced back to 1827, when farmer's son George Ballantine set up a small grocery store in Edinburgh supplying a range of whiskies to his clientele.In 1865 George delegated the store's operation to his eldest son, Archibald, while he opened a larger establishment in Glasgow. Here he concentrated on the wine and spirit trade, catering to clients which included the Hindu Royal Family. He also began to create his own blends. These inspired additional demand, drawing second son, George junior, into the business. Trading as "'George Ballantine and Son Ltd"', the firm added a bonded warehouse
and began to export their Scotch. George senior retired in 1881, George junior taking over, and died 10 years later at 83 to many tributes.
Business thrived under George junior, the family selling out profitably to the firm of "'Barclay and McKinlay"' in 1919. Building on the reputation and goodwill of the "Ballantine's" name, the new owners focused on developing it as a brand for their blended scotches. When increasing resources were needed to compete fully in the growing world... Read More