Hankey Bannister releases new 40 Year Old

25th September, 2013 by Becky Paskin

Hankey Bannister is releasing a new limited edition 40-year-old blend that will be released in stages over the next few years.

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The new edition of Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old will be in limited supply

Following the success of its first 40year-old bottling in 2007, the International Beverage-owned brand is launching a new blend of Highland malt and Lowland grain across domestic and travel retail.

Just 1,480 of the gilt-engraved decanters will be made available in total, with just 500 released this year. The remainder will be rolled out in stages over the course of 2014 and 2015.

Hankey Bannister master blender Stuart Harvey has blended a number of different Highland malts that have aged in Spanish oak for 40 years, including a rare 1970 Sherry Hogshead and 1967 Sherry Cask.

International Beverage describes the non-chill-filtered, 44.3% abv whisky as delivering vanilla and cake dough on the nose with notes of figs, dates and cinnamon on the palate.

Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old is presented in a curved decanter with a bold stopper in a collector’s edition gift box.

“We once again congratulate Stuart Harvey on the great skill he has shown in creating this new Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old blend,” said Lynne Buckley, brand manager for Hankey Bannister. “It is an exquisite whisky that has surpasses our expectations and is delightful to taste and to look at, thanks to the dedication of our team in creating such striking packaging  to reflect the quality and rarity of the whisky inside each limited edition box.”

Hankey Bannister 40 Year Old will be available for an RRP of £800.

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