There is now a growing market for top quality blended Scotch whisky. In fact prices for a good blended whisky can be more than for single malt whiskies, and the quality and taste can be even better. Of course here we’re not talking about a bottle of Grants blended whisky which will set you back about £10. For example, the king of blended whiskies must be Johnnie Walker Blue Label. This blended whisky contains around 20 different whiskies at least 28 years old.
Best Blended Whisky of 2012
The award of the best blended whisky of 2012 went to Blue Hanger. This blended whisky contains no grain whisky, only malt whisky. Over the years the reputation of Blue Hanger has grown and is now a respected blended malt whisky. Each creation is unique and this one (Blue Hanger 6th) is a fine blended whisky.
Blue Hanger spokesman is quoted as saying, “We have very high goals and with each batch of whisky released I have learned more about the integrity of the whisky and what each distillate and type of cask will bring to the party. There has always been a strong influence from Sherry casks but I try to rein this in to offer balance and complexity from the other casks.” A company spokesman notes that “Every release is unique, although there is continuity in overall style to retain the rich, smooth, fruity complexity that makes this whisky stand out from the crowd.”
The Blue Hanger 6th has a perfect mix of orange and berry fruits, cocoa, vanilla, and spice.
However customer reviews at the Whisky Exchange had mixed reviews. So it all comes down to a matter of taste. But there is no getting away from the fact that this is a truly remarkable blended whisky, and deserving of the award for best blended whisky of 2012.
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Blue Hanger blended whiskies are named after William Hanger, the third Lord Coleraine. He was a loyal customer of Berry’s during the late 18th century. He was renowned for wearing striking blue clothes, and therefore gained the sobriquet ‘Blue Hanger.’