Aged: No age statement
Launched mid-September 2013 with a limited release of 3,088 bottles only available in the USA, Blue Hanger 7 is vatted from one hogshead of Bruichladdich 1992, one butt of Bunnahabhain 1990, four hogsheads of Miltonduff 1997 and two hogsheads of Bunnahabhain Moine (peated) 2006.
Bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits, Blue Hanger is named after William ‘Blue’ Hanger, the Third Lord Coleraine who was a loyal customer of Berry Bros. at the end of the 18th century. Regarded the best dressed man of his day, his nickname came from his preferred colour of clothes.
Blue Hanger was originally the name of a Berry Bros. & Rudd blended Scotch whisky bottled for the diplomatic export market in 1934. The brand was re-launched as blended malt in November 2003 with a limited edition of 700 bottles from a vatting of a Glen Grant and Glenlivet casks.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 29/09/2013
Clear, pale golden amber.
Gently smoky peat, vanilla and nubuck leather with delicate orange zest, tobacco leaf and sandalwood. Water calms the smoke and amplifies the sandalwood.
Soft smoky vegetal peat with sweet malt, enlivening cinnamon and nutmeg spice. Go easy if you decide to add water.
Lingering gentle smoke and spice. Even without water at its premium bottle strength this is a well tamed peat monster - tender enough to introduce to your mum yet with plenty of spicy character.