Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old (bottled 2013) Scotch Whisky

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 44.3%

Proof: 88.6°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: 40 years

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

First released in 2007, a second bottling of 1,480 gilt-engraved decanters were filled in 2013 with 500 will be made available in total, with just 500 released in September 2013 and the remainder made available in stages over the course of 2014 and 2015.

A blend of highland single malts aged in Spanish oak for 40 years, including a rare 1970 sherry hogshead and 1967 sherry cask, blended with lowland grain whisky. Bottled without chill-filtration in a curved Glencairn crystal decanter and presented in a gift box.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 26/10/2013


Clear, deep golden amber.


Cherry wood, toasty oak and old wardrobe lifted by stewed plum, raisins, linseed oil and nubuck leather.


Initial fruity honey sweetness is quickly countered by dry spicy buttery oak to create an elderly cognac-like but sprightly palate with some serious Glaswegian attitude and spice.


Very long. Old wardrobe, vanilla and spice. Dries as it fades.

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