Whisky of the week # 59 Hankey Bannister

Whisky of the week # 59

Hankey Bannister Heritage Blend
70cl, 46.0%

They were more successful than they could ever have imagined – Hankey Bannister & Co. was established in 1757 and there whisky is still popular with discerning whisky lovers today.

Upon uncovering a rare 1920s bottle of Hankey Bannister, Inver House Master Distiller Stuart Harvey was tasked with recreating this piece of whisky history (much like the recent Mackinlay’s recreation but without the considerable excitement of an Ernest Shackleton Antarctic expedition!

5,000 cases of this recreation have been produced using Hankey Bannister Original as a starting point. The recipe was then teaked with older and peated malts to match the flavour profile of the 1920s blend and create a fascinating insight into what Hankey Bannister was like some 90 odd years ago

Gold
Scotch Whisky – Blended – 2014
International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver
Scotch Blend No Age Statement – 2014
World Whiskies Awards

Tasting notes
Nose
Sweet smoke, with traces of burnt orange and green apple, spicy notes of vanilla and caramel.
Colour
Golden Amber
Taste
Full bodied with hints of honey and butterscotch, with a long complex finish.

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