Ballantine's was founded by a farmer's son - George Ballantine and was firstly sold at his grocery store at Edinburgh in 1827. In 1865, the grocery businesswas inherited to the eldest son - Archibald Ballantine. George Ballantine and second son Mini George Ballantine developed the whisky business together and established the George Ballantine & Sons Company. In 1998, it was acquired by Allied Domecq. In 2005, It has become a famous brand under Pernod Ricard.