Hankey Bannister Heritage Blend, 46%

Price: $42 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Dominic Roskrow

Hankey Bannister includes some stunning aged whiskies in its range, but given the trend toward unaged scotch releases, I was a bit suspicious of this. It lacks depth but nevertheless is a butterfly in a breeze of a whisky; gossamer light, both tantalizing and elusive. It's liquid honey, with sweet lime and pear, some cocoa, and to give it a modicum of depth, it's underpinned

by a light saltiness.