Insider knowledge: Whyte and Mackay Blended Scotch Whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Whyte and Mackay Blended Scotch Whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Maybe it doesn't have subtle heathery freshness or a strong fruit aroma but it is a reliable, good old friend, giving a warm hug!!!
what is that guy above on about? whyte and mackay doesn't taste anything like whiskey. its more like thai whiskey than scotch whiskey. houfin!
Perhaps he is alcoholic, but you are amateur.Whyte and Mackay is blended scotch whisky and not whiskey, man.
Decent for price , Sister in-law got me this for xmas , a lot better than I expected tho ! Will break into a 15 year old single malt Dalwhinnie , when done tho !!!! Looking forward to it n all !!!!
A nice blend, nothing special I'll grant you - BUT - mix this 50/50 with Crabbie's Green Ginger Wine and you won't find a nicer Whisky Mac anywhere, highly recommended after a winter walk, warms the cockles.
I like this a lot better than other dirt-cheap blends like JW Red Label. Remarkable value for such little money. Nose it for a while and roll it around your tongue for a good 10 seconds to extract maximum flavors out of this very mild pour.
I love Richard Patterson, and his insights into whiskey really energise me into drinking the stuff. So with this bottle on special offer in Tesco I went and got myself a sample of his work. Wow I am unimpressed. How, it is smooth, it is unified and is not disagreeable, but at the same time, there is nothing to write home about. Nothing stands out in the flavour and when you go looking for it, you just met with indistinct nothingness. Save your cash and go for the 13 year at least! However, I have had worse whiskey in my mouth before.
I got a bottle on offer for 6 pounds. I didn't expect a fine malt but it was better than expected. I drank it neat and found it to be quite pleasant. Like a warm hug as described above.
This is my favourite blended whiskey to have with diet coke, I can't recommend it enough.
Its well worth the money!
I love this as an every day whisky that I can enjoy after work. I still enjoy my peaty single malts, but keep them for special occasions when friends are over. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone. I found it smooth with a hint of caramel.
I'd rather be drinking something more complex but £13 was all I could afford this month. This is warming and pleasant and uncomplicated before dinner on a very cold night. Sherry and brown sugar. Nice with the almonds I'm nibbling with it. No complaints.
Got to say I have went without for many a year avoiding this blend at my fathers house. This is always in supply at his home. Got to say I'm a dalmore and aberlour A'bunadh man.
So refused to go blends and I have to say what a mistake this is fantastic for price.. sweet toffee and sherry on the nose. On the palette lovely no mouth burn from alcohol just more sherry notes and a little spice. Oh my god I will never be without this in my again defo a rainy day bottle. When no singles in cupboard. 8/10 from me.
You can't beat it for everyday whiskey.
Yes it tastes like it has had a lot of caramel (E150 added) but for the $ it is extremely good value. I actually prefer it to a JW Spice Road I bought at the same time! Way better than JW Red which costs more. Has that W&M stewed tea flavour running through it, with a reasonable malt over/undertone.
Considering this blend falls in with bells, grants, teachers & grouse, IMO It is better than these other popular brands,usually cheaper too.
Nice whisky but tastes like rum
This is without doubt the worst drink that I have ever tasted. Its so bad that it would have put me off whisky forever had this been my first drink. Apparently it won an award in San Francisco in 2012. In which category? Was it the only whisky to enter. Try it at your own risk. Even American dry cant kill the dreadful taste ir pong.
its a lot more better than old cheap whisky...dont judge when you dont know how to drink and enjoy the whisky properly...besides check your pocket if you want an awesome and rare whisky that would satisfy your dry throat...