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Hedges-Butler

This is an English Wine merchant who bottled under their own name, B.O.B., Buyers Owen Brand, in addition to the brands they sold under the name of the producer.

Hedges & Butler was established in London in 1667 by Edmund Harris as a wine and spirits merchant. In 1821 the company supplied wine and Port for the Coronation banquet of King George IV, who granted Hedges & Butler a Royal Warrant in 1830, and Queen Victoria followed suit in 1837. Although specialising in wine, Hedges & Butler began to produce its own blended Scotch whiskies before the Second World War, and it is nowadays mostly known for it’s whiskies. In the 1960s the company was acquired by The Bass Charrington Group, and since 1998 the brand name has been owned by Ian Macleod Distillers.

Hedges-Butler Vintages:1922, 1927, 1960, 1963

Vintage Port tasting notes:

HouseHedges-ButlerVintage1963
ColourYellow mature colour.Number of tastings1
BouquetCoffee and old grocery shop in the nose.Score range
TasteMature and peaking. Elegant and complex coffee flavour. Long finish. Quite good.Average score
Last tasted31st December 2000Point this date16.50
CommentAt home with the family.
TastersSAI, JB, SS

Last tasted:

9th May
Gilberts 1999
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Fonseca-Guimaraens 2012
Fonseca-Guimaraens 2013
2nd May
Rocha 1999
1st May
Quinta do Retiro Novo
Wiese & Krohn 2011
25th April
Caves de Murca 2007
21st April
Bioma Vinha Velha
Niepoort 2009
Butler-Nephew 1982
Fonseca-Guimaraens 1988
Gould Campbell 1980
Pocas Jr 2007
Quinta de Agua Alta
Churchill 1983
Quinta do Rio
Churchill 2002
Vale da Mina 2003
Quinta do Vesuvio 2007
Reccua 2003
van Zellers 1985

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