Hankey Bannister Heritage.
Blended Scotch Whisky.
Hankey Bannister Heritage is a recreation of an original bottling of Hankey Bannister made between 1924 and 1928.
Messrs Hankey & Bannister established the Hankey Bannister partnership in 1757. The year is molded into the glass bottles for the brand.
Hankey & Bannister became one of the finest suppliers of wines and spirits in the UK. With a customer base, which boasted royalty such as Prince Regent, William IV and the Dukes of Norfolk & Queensberry.
They began marketing their own blended whisky in the 1890’s.
Saccone & Speed a similar old well established wine merchant bought Hankey & Bannister in 1932. This company had long associations with the armed forces and diplomatic core and were very successful in introducing the brand to army messes, naval ward rooms and British embassies. The whisky brand became know as the Diplomat’s Whisky because of this connection.
Hankey Bannister also enjoyed an elevated position in Downing Street as a favourite drink of the famous wartime Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.