Blue Hanger 21 Year Old Blended Scotch: is an 8th Limited Release blended scotch, which is exclusive to the Whisky Shop, by famous wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd. On the nose: you’ll get very strong suggestions of malt and spices. Right, I know it may sound a bit strange but if you can breathe it in long enough you’ll start to get a felt tip pen smell – told you it sounded weird. On the palate: you’ll get a beautiful custardy taste, closely followed with those spices noted. There are hints of vanilla and very, very slight hints of oak too. On your second sip, you may start to get hints of lemon curd, which is rather pleasant. The finish: has a modest alcohol kick and a lovely milky texture.
The verdict: This blended, vatted malt scotch whisky is very rich, and has quite a bit of depth, given some time and water. Although this is not a single malt scotch, it has to be enjoyed straight, or with a very small amount of mineral water to allow the flavours to breathe and I strongly suggest doing both – as this will open the door to the plethora of notes available.
Blue Hanger 21 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky can be found online at The Whisky Shop for approximately £100