Ballantine’s, the no. 2 Scotch whisky in the world, has unveiled the ultimate gift and unique collector’s item, the Ballantine’s 21 Year Old Signature Oak Collection. The premium collection is exclusive to Asia Travel Retail until November 2018 and includes the Signature Editions Ballantine’s 21 Year Old European Oak and Ballantine’s 21 Year Old American Oak.
Offering both Signature Editions in the unique collection allows travellers to explore the distinct influence of European and American Oak on the unrivalled taste, colour and smell of the original blend. European Oak gives the whisky rich top notes of raisin, perfectly balanced with a distinctive spicy and aromatic fruitcake flavour whilst American Oak elevates the whisky with smooth top notes of vanilla, an indulgent toffee flavour and a honey sweet finish.
Mathieu Deslandes, Ballantine’s Prestige Marketing Director, comments: “Building on the success of the Signature Oak Editions, this collection is a special collector’s set ideal for whisky connoisseurs looking to explore and indulge in the complete story of oak influence on the exceptional Ballantine’s 21 Year Old.”
Sandy Hyslop, Ballantine’s Master Blender, comments: “Each of the casks are personally nosed by me to ensure a balance between liquid and cask, something George Ballantine – a pioneer in the art of maturing whisky in quality casks – would have approved of. I have stayed true to his unique methods, his craftsmanship and the extraordinary level of dedication he demanded to maintain the smooth, delicately balanced style of the whisky he gave his name to.”
The collection is housed in distinctive packaging that marries together the original colouring and luxurious design of each Signature Oak Edition. Twenty one rings illustrative of an oak tree span across the two halves of the box to underline the age and quality of the whisky.
The premium collection is exclusive to Asia Travel Retail until November 2018 and includes the Signature Editions Ballantine’s 21 Year Old European Oak and Ballantine’s 21 Year Old American Oak.
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