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Blue Hangar 11th Release

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

30th May 2017

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  • Brand: Blue Hangar
  • ABV: 45.6%

I purchased this bottle at a Companions of the Quaich dinner some time ago. Blue Hangar is the brand of blended malts bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd on a periodic basis. This bottle has been open for a few months.

The colour is a pale straw. Very citrusy on the nose, with lemon pith, grapefruit, furniture polish, strawberry, kumquat and a slight hint of peat. Macadamia. Underripe banana peel. Bitter tea leaves. Malty with water. Slightly medicinal but extremely complex. Could use a bit more age.

On the palate we get more peat and citrus, with an oily mouthfeel, green apple skins, raw almond and fresh pineapple. Weetabix and a touch of sourdough. Water brings out more barley sugar and pineapple notes. Very fresh, fruity and addictive!

The finish is fruity with cereal notes, a touch of icing sugar and, again, lots of citrus pith. This is a very nice blended malt, young but very spritely and energetic. Fruity and malty with just the right touch of peat. Winner of Best Blend/Blended Malt Scotch Whisky of the Year from the 2016 Whisky Advocate Awards.

4 comments

@JasonHambrey
JasonHambrey commented

I had batch 9, and loved it. From the tasting notes, though...a very different whisky.

about one year ago 0

@talexander
talexander commented

@JasonHambrey The only batch I ever had was #6 and it was very different as well.

about one year ago 0

@JasonHambrey
JasonHambrey commented

yes, batch 9 was peaty and brilliant. But I chose carefully, too...I think each batch is quite different, often in profile, from what I remember.

about one year ago 0

@talexander
talexander commented

@JasonHambrey Yes, my understanding is that they are all totally different from each other - I know a few people who didn't much like Batch 11 but generally speaking, the reputation of the entire range seems quite high.

about one year ago 0

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