Interesting fact… Whyte and Mackay Blended Scotch Whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Whyte and Mackay Blended Scotch Whiskey, rather than 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!!!
30th September 2009
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!
15th May 2010
Perhaps he is alcoholic, but you are amateur.Whyte and Mackay is blended scotch whisky and not whiskey, man.
8th September 2010
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 !!!!
12th January 2011
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26th January 2011
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.
27th November 2011
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.
24th February 2012
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.
8th July 2012
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.
13th September 2012
This is my favourite blended whiskey to have with diet coke, I can't recommend it enough.
Its well worth the money!
15th December 2012
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.
25th January 2013
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.
3rd February 2013
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.
4th April 2013
Considering this blend falls in with bells, grants, teachers & grouse, IMO It is better than these other popular brands,usually cheaper too.
11th April 2013
Nice whisky but tastes like rum
3rd May 2013
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...
8th May 2013
Whisky's I have tasted and experienced the after effects are, black dog 12/8 years, 100 pipers 12 years, teachers 12 years, taste and after effects of whyte and mackay are very poor when compared to all those I listed... not worth the money paid.
30th June 2013
I got it on a discount.. but it is better than lot of whiskies out there in the market in this price range .. 5 star for the price and quality ..
Can I suggest b4 any of u give your reviews, tell what u've been drinking the last 1-2 years, how often u drink in a week and the time u usually drink it during day/night.
It will help us greatly see if your reviews are applicable or relevant.
12th August 2013
Since discovering it, I buy nothing else.
13th August 2013
worst whisky i ever had
16th August 2013
This is a sweet, syrupy, fudgy tasting gloop. A really poor dram IMHO. I struggle to take Richard Patterson seriously when he promotes this muck.
14th September 2013
Do not dismiss blended whisky. Many are very good indeed like this.I prefere Ballantines and BNJ, but this is very good and less money. If you have to put pop in it, dont bother you can find cheaper. Try it with no more than a tea spoon of pure still water.You need an adult palate to enjoy whiskey ie not sweet.
23rd September 2013
cheaf & best
12th November 2013
Bought 1L for £17 at Tesco. Good for mixes and a splash of ginger ale. And yes a splash of water is best. Please stop trying to compare Malts against blended whisky. Drink them for what they are....and enjoy!
26th November 2013