Ballantine"s Scotch whisky is among the most popular and best-selling whiskeys in the world. The history dates back to 1827, when farmer"s son George Ballantine set up a small grocer in Edinburgh and supplied this store his own whisky. In every bottle of Ballantine"s are blended forty various aged whiskies from all corners of the Highlands. These are deftly combined into an unmistakably complex, rich and subtle taste which is slightly sweet, smoky and so delicious it is best consumed straight. It can be served with or without ice, or in a mixed drink with cola, for example.