Hankey Bannister Heritage Blend Scotch Whisky

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 5 010509 800594
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Raw Materials

Barley

More about Hankey Bannister Heritage Blend

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alc./vol: 46%

Proof: 92°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

Inspired by a perfectly preserved bottle of Hankey Bannister from the 1920s which was discovered to have a slightly sweeter and peatier taste than the modern day blend. To recreate this flavour the current Hankey Bannister blend was used as a base with more mature and peaty malts.
The distinctive black glass bottle, made using a new glass colouring technique, and period font used on the label of this reproduction was also based on the 1920s bottle. (Launched 14-June 2013).

The rare 1920s bottle was discovered by Mr and Mrs Bell while clearing Mrs Bell’s late uncle’s belongings in the Southport hotel where he had been living. The bottle was given to Mrs Bell’s uncle by Masonic friends on his 80th birthday in 1980. McTears action house valued the bottle at £200 in 2012 and Hankey Bannister purchased the bottle from the couple at the full asking price to add to their achieve. Assessment of the glass and paper revealed the bottle dated from sometime between 1924 and 1928.

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 28/09/2017

Appearance:

Clear, light to medium golden amber.

Aroma:

Floral with milk chocolate, light peat, vanilla and caramel with burnt orange zest. Water releases honey and amplifies the vanilla and orange but subdues the chocolate.

Taste:

Peaty buttery caramel, milk chocolate and nutmeg spice. A splash of water opens this Scotch up to reveal honeyed malty notes with an orange zesty, lightly smoked garnish.

Aftertaste:

Malty, caramel, soft nutmeg and cinnamon spice with soft wisps of smoke.

Overall:

Honeyed malty and lightly peaty, this is an easy drinking yet expressive blended scotch.

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