Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Hankey Bannister & Co. (HBC)
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Dec 2014 3:30 pm by Fortuna1895

Average value

€ 24.64

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Whisky Reviews for Hankey Bannister Original

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 69.31 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2005]  I had this dram during a FoSM club tasting.  I bought this bottle for 13 Euro in October, 2004.  It was bottled before 1991 (75cl bottle imported from Italy).

    [April, 2008]  Finally I emptied another bottle that I bought for 13 Euro in October, 2004.  It was bottled before 1991 (75cl bottle imported from Italy).In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 82,5 and 80.  My notes state it is okay to drink (I had a lot of single malt that were weaker)...

  2. Squinugie scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      71 71

  3. Riedel23 scored this whisky 76 points Member Senior

    Convenient simple blend. There is caramel and some solvent taste. Primary Whisky of this Blend is in my opinion Old Pulteney. Overall - better than most of the massively advertised cheap blends.

  4. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      yellow gold

      For me it starts with a good touch of glue. Followed by plastic and an artificial conifer aroma. I'll leave something there…
      With a little time in the glass, a sweet pear comes through. Add dry leaves and woody bitterness. I can still tease out some dried apricots.
    • Taste
      Soft but bitter start. In addition pepper sharpness and a trace of ginger. Grapefruit and a bitter nut aroma. Some mint and a really woody taste. Green, sour grapes and an artificial taste that is reminiscent of plastic. Unfortunately, I only find the unripe pear in the taste. But more plums.
    • Finish
      Rather short. Bitter oak and light fruit sweetness.

  5. Danny1968 scored this whisky 67 points Member Senior

    A blend with kernel and the taste of honey and wood.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    It's not a big boom, but at such a price it can be taken to the table at your end of party.
    • Nose
      Not too deep, slightly alcoholic. Many spices, caramel. Breakfast cereal.
    • Taste
      Light, but tasty. Buttered biscuits, toffee, gingerbread, spices.
    • Finish
      Not too long. There is also a youthful, immatured feeling.

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 69 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      69 69

  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Quite light, yet rather punchy. Notes of winter spice and black pepper with a touch of caramel.
    • Taste
      Fresh and crisp with medium-body. There are notes of buttery biscuit and toffee fudge.
    • Finish
      Pleasant and lasting.

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75


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