After my previous experiences with entry level blends I was a bit apprehensive to approach this one.
But Hankey Bannister is widely available and having passed it by in my local Dunnes stores on numerous occasions my curiosity was eventually piqued – I also found a use for those 5 euro back vouchers!
I got a dose of the Whiskey Shivers before I tasted this one – which happens to be the name of this blogs featured band.
But this entry level blend wasn’t as bad as expected.
The nose is a bit corny. Which befits the high grain content used in the mix. Not my favourite flavour profile.
The taste is soft & smooth with a slight oiliness.
But the best bit is at the end where a decent hit of malt shines through on the palate with a lovely soft spiciness.
Just about makes this bargain purchase worthwhile.