Hankey Bannister Regency Scotch Whisky.
Hankey Bannister Regency Scotch Whisky has been allowed to mature in oak casks for 12 long years before being blended to create a smooth, sweet and spicy deluxe blend.
Messrs Hankey & Bannister established the Hankey Bannister partnership in 1757. The year is moulded 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. 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.