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Hankey Bannister Blended Scotch Whisky


Hankey Bannister has one of the most colourful histories in the whisky industry. Its founders, the flamboyant Mr Beaumont Hankey and his astute business partner Mr Hugh Bannister, were the owners of a prestigious wine and spirits merchants with a history dating back to 1757.

Mr Beaumont Hankey was a man about town, with his own superior aristocratic connections, he was well aware of the high standards expected by ladies and gentlemen of quality when choosing spirits. But Hankey was no good at managing the practical side of the business but his partner Mr Hugh Bannister was a gentleman with a very shrewd business sense coupled with an industrious nature and wealth of experience to boot.

And so it was that the two of them set out together in the pursuit of a single goal – that of providing the very finest wines and spirits to the good people of London.

Over the years word spread throughout the Empire about Hankey Bannister and their blended Scotch whiskies are still enjoyed by people across the globe today.

Hankey Bannister’s eponymous whisky is a smooth and complex blend of premium Scotch whiskies which were awarded royal warrants under King George V and Edward VII and were enjoyed by the likes of Winston Churchill, the Prince Regent William IV and the Dukes of Norfolk and Queensberry. The founders’ legacy of shared values, mutual respect and complementary skills and experiences continues to embody the brand to this day.
 

Hankey Bannister Whisky Review


Hankey Bannister Original Blend Tasting Notes:

Colour: Creamy toffee with a golden hue.

Nose: A light aroma with a spiciness which gives extra depth.

Taste: A light, subtle blend, clean, sweet and spicy with honeyed tones and a pleasant lasting finish.


Hankey Bannister 12 Year Old Regency Tasting Notes:

Colour: Golden amber with reddish highlights.

Nose: Slightly sweet aroma with hints of vanilla and oak.

Taste: Medium bodied, well-balanced with sweet soft vanilla and a slightly smoky finish.


Hankey Bannister 21 Year Old Partners Reserve Tasting Notes:

Colour: Dark honey with bronze highlights.

Nose: Soft and smooth creamy toffee with slight vanilla overtones.

Taste: Aromatic with pleasant malty overtones and a warm lingering finish.


Hankey Bannister 25 Year Old Tasting Notes:

Colour: Amber.

Nose: Spicy and fruity aromas.

Taste: Spicy and fruity aromas are skilfully entwined with hints of vanilla and oak, resulting in a sweet and beautifully smooth long finish which continues to delight.


Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old Tasting Notes:

Colour: Rich amber combined with dark copper tones.

Nose: Superbly balanced and enriched with warm fragrant aromas of raisin, chocolate, citrus and spices.

Taste: Exceptionally long-lasting smooth and full-bodied finish with hints of raisin, chocolate and spices.


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