Bank on British malts

Blending together the best of British malts for launch

Bottles of Bankhall whisky with Bankhall British Malts and Bankhall British Single Malt Whisky.
Halewood Artisanal Spirits has brought together three malts from across Scotland, Wales and England in its new blended range.

SPIRITS giant Halewood Artisanal Spirits, known for brands including Dead Man’s Fingers and Whitley Neill gin, looks to bring the best of British malts together in its new Bankhall range of whiskies.

The firm has taken advantage of its three cross-Britain whisky distilleries from Scotland, England and Wales to produce the blended Bankhall range.

Launched as a ‘people’s whisky’, Halewood said Bankhall is set to challenge the blended whisky markets of Ireland, America and Scotland with a premium offering at an affordable price.

The range includes Bankhall The British Single Malt – the brand’s core SKU – as an “approachable and versatile whisky”, coming in at £25 per bottle.

Tasting notes for the Single Malt have been described as oaky spice, tannins, ginger cake with sweet vanilla. The liquid inside has been matured in a mix of ex-Bourbon and American Virigin Oak casks to produce this with the final bottling coming in at 40% ABV.

Meanwhile, British Malts offers a blend of the very best single malts from across Britain, according to Halewood, bringing together the firm’s Scottish, Welsh and English distilleries in one bottle.

The result is a smooth and complex whisky steeped in a malty richness. Tasting notes for the dram include cinnamon biscuits, crème patisserie, tannic and vanilla oak.

The blended British Malts comes in at 46% ABV with a slightly higher price of £32 per bottle.

A spokesperson at Halewood Artisanal Spirits, said: “Introducing ‘a great British Whisky’ from Halewood Artisanal Spirits who is proud to be the only spirits producer in the world to own whisky distilleries in England, Scotland and Wales.

“The Bankhall brand is sourced from these three owned distilleries and epitomises their passion for whisky, drawing the best of the best from their stocks under the expert guidance of Master Blender, Jillian Boyd, who oversees production at all three distilleries.”