Blue Hanger 6th Release / Berry Bros & Rudd

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Blue Hanger 6th Release / Berry Bros & Rudd
70cl / 45.6%
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Berry Bros & Rudd
The 2012 release of Berry Brothers's long running Blue Hanger line of blended malt whiskies. This is a departure from their regular style, combining the usual sherried Speyside malt with some unpeated and peated Islay whisky. A big and rich whisky with notes of struck matches, dried fruit and peat smoke.
Malt Advocate 19th Annual Awards: Blended/Blended Malt of the Year
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BottlerBerry Bros & RuddSeriesBlue HangerChill FilteredNo
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Producer's Notes

So called because of the shade of clothes he wore as a young man, William 'Blue' Hanger, Lord Coleraine, was a loyal customer of Berrys at the end of the 18th century, and the best dressed man of his day.

This exceptional and very limited Blended Malt is just as impeccably turned out, with bewitching aromas of orange peel, vanilla and peat smoke. The palate is luscious and complex leading to the fruity, smoky finale.

Customer Reviews: (5 reviews)
I am going to hold my hands up and admit is was wrong. As you get further down the bottle the sulphur appears and gets worse to the point it is nearly undrinkable {I am about half way). A great bottle if you can drink it with friends in one night.
- Bobag, 10th Jan '13
@Bobag: We have retasted it, several times :) Our tasters are quite sensitive to sulphur, but don't necessarily think it's a bad thing. In this whisky it certainly isn't.
- TWE Admin, 12th Dec '12
Needs time in the glass and a touch of water but very good indeed. Who wrote the descripion at the start? Burnt matches is a nonsense. I normaly pick up sulphur but not here, i sugest the whisky exchange has a retaste.
- Bobag, 10th Dec '12
It appears the Mortlach I thought I tasted isn't Mortlach at all. But at least I was right about Bowmore and Bunnahabhain. Alleged contents according to information from somewhere on the internet: Glenrothes 1998 Sherry butt, Bunnahabhain 1990 Sherry butt, Bowmore 1987 Hogshead, Bowmore 2003 Hogshead. Anyway, I stand by my verdict that this is a very nice, gently peated, old, sherry-focused whisky.
- Max, 13th Nov '12
Very good. At first sniff I could make out Bunnahabhain and Mortlach. Bowmore, not so much. Lots of sherry and oak in this one. Not a lot of peat. Gentle, rich, not too dusty old malt. Bunnahabhain seems to be the main player in this 6th Edition - at least it's the one that stands out most to my nose and palate.
- Max, 21st Oct '12
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