Whisky Review: Blue Hanger 9th Limited Release

Style: Fruity and Vanilla

Nose:
Sailing vanilla sticks and heather honey, gentle tropical fruits aroma on the nose. Green melon underpainting with very little trace of spice giving off mild sparkles. Smooth texture, a touch of dryness within the delicate sweetness.

Palate:
The rhythm has stepped up a good notch on the palate. Robust tropical fruits unfolding beautifully at a decent pace. Pretty spice beaming positively as hints of peat smoke drifts in. Vanilla in custard form and honeyed fruit tarts lining up nicely. Finishes off with a brush of chocolate oak.

Finish:
Tiny bits of lemon meringue air-dried with candle smoke. Oak and dusty spice hangs on for a short while. 

Thoughts:
Juicy, delightful expression which carried more weight than the spice has suggested. Smooth vanilla and fruits striking a beautiful balance with instances of dryness and peat smoke. My first BBR Blue Hanger and it is surprisingly well done, too good for a warm up dram. 

☆ [Recommended]

[45.6% • 2013 • Blended Malt • Non Chill Filtered • Non Coloured • Limited Edition]

-Esmond