Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Blue Hanger is a blended malt scotch whisky from Berry Bros. & Rudd.
About Blue Hanger
Blue Hanger is a blended malt scotch whisky. The brand is owned by Berry Bros. & Rudd’s, the London-based distillers and wine merchants. Blue Hanger is named after William Hanger, the third Lord of Coleraine, Northern Ireland. A frequent customer of Berry Bros. & Rudd during the late 18th century, he became a local legend through the striking blue clothes he wore and gained the sobriquet, “Blue Hanger”. Blue Hanger Whisky is blended at Berry’s Bros. & Rudd Distillery, which was founded in 1698. On top of having a wide variety of spirits and wines in its catalogue, it is also one of the oldest wine merchants in the world.
Berry Bros. & Rudd can trace its history to 1698, when it was founded opposite St. James Palace in London.
Despite having the company's headquarters in London, Blue Hanger is labelled as a Product of Scotland and qualifies as a Scotch.
The home of Berry Bros. & Rudd, St James's Street, was the location for the fictional headquarters of the Kingsman Secret Service in the 2017 film Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
The Blue Hanger brand was originally a blended scotch whisky intended by Berry Brothers & Rudd for the diplomatic export market in 1934. The name and brand vanished until 2003. Doug McIvor, Spirits Manager at Berry Brothers & Rudd, began experimenting with vatting malts, and the initial re-release in the U.K. of the new Blue Hanger in 2003 was limited to 700 bottles. This was a vatting of two single malts whiskies: Glen Grant and Glenlivet. It has an unusual approach to being a blending house, in that every release is totally unique. There may be no continuity in overall style, but there is continuity in quality.
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