Our wine and spirits business was established in London’s West End in 1757 and saw the pioneering pair Beaumont Hankey and Hugh Bannister set out together in the pursuit of a single goal – that of providing the very finest wines and spirits to satisfy the rapidly developing tastes of London’s connoisseurs.
Hankey Bannister 21 YO Partners’ Reserve is a blend made from Scottish whiskies. The whiskies have been matured in Spanish oak ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks and American ex bourbon casks, but they do not reveal the distilleries in the blend. It is bottled at 40 ABV.
Fudge and malt meets the nose at first. Banana, sugar syrup and icing sugar. Very smooth and easy to nose. Elegant, but there is not much happening. Some perfume. Soft on the palate at first, but it changes quickly towards a sharp note. Sugar syrup and oak. Nutty and dry. A bit sharp on the finish, but at the same time smooth. Maybe it is some banana making it smooth and soft. Perfume, or maybe some flowers. It is quite dry.
My score: nose 21 / taste 20 / finish 20 / balance 21 = 82
Image from The Whisky Exchange.