Blue Hanger 6th Release

70cl / 45.6%
  • Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Berry Bros & Rudd
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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.
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Blue Hanger 6th Release Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

5 Customer Reviews

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  • Bobag 10 January 2013

    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.

  • TWE Admin 12 December 2012

    @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.

  • Bobag 10 December 2012

    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.

  • Max 13 November 2012

    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 21 October 2012

    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.