Tasting Hankey Bannister Heritage

A while ago I featured this expression in one of the PR Corner editions, where you can read much more about it. In short: It’s a recreation of a H.B blend the way it used to be in the 1920’s (sort of, as we do not have the same building blocks of malts and grain). If you’re a fan of H.Bannister, this one is smokier, and bottled at 46%. Anyways, I was lucky to have met Lukasz at maltstock and he was kind enough to bring a nice sample of this one for me to enjoy later at home (after the mega dramming rush subsides).  So here we go, another Blend (yes, one more) for you,and rather lovely If i may.

Hankey Bannister Heritage Blend , 46% abv, £30

Nose: Warm and lovely with caramel, fudge and stewed fruit. nice sherry with a slightly smoky feel. Nuts. I love that nose.

Palate: Full flavoured with smoke, raisins, cereals and hot sweet dough. Cherries. Getting dry and slightly oaky and bitter with Cocoa.

Finish: Cocoa. Kirsch. Cereal. Raisins and  Smoke.

I really really enjoyed this one. I did not have high expectations as the regular Hankey is not really that interesting IMHO. But this one was rather good indeed. Don’t expect wonders, but that smoky feel and lovely caramel fudge profile really work well together. A fine blend. indeed. Nice for sipping and would go very well in cocktails too.

Score: 82/100

Official sample provided by Inverhouse distillers

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