Whisky Works

Whisky Works is an independent arm of one of Scotland’s oldest whisky firms – Whyte & Mackay. Created by whisky-maker Gregg Glass (pictured), Whisky Works is a boutique blending and bottling house that seeks to find the balance between pioneering new practices and the traditions of whisky making.

Whisky Works will release whiskies twice a year, in April and September. Each batch will contain one classic whisky and one whisky experiment, aim to embody all that whisky has been and is yet to become.

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The Experiment: King of Trees

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On an ancient estate in the Scottish Highlands two oak trees, both centuries-old, were felled by a storm. These trees provided the wood for a single cask, used to create an experimental blended whisky – King of Trees.

This blend of Highland malts was initially matured in first-fill bourbon barrels and refill American white-oak casks, before a portion of the blend was finished in the specially crafted Scottish oak cask. This created a bold streak of orchard fruits throughout the palate, alongside a classic Highland character, with soft spices and ripe fruits.

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Crisp orchard fruit and ripe bananas with a hint of vanilla
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Apples with a dusting of cinnamon and delicate floral notes
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      The Classic: 29 Year Old Glaswegian

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      A classic whisky from a now-silent grain distillery, which once stood at the centre of Scotland’s waterways. It was matured for 29 years, most of which it spent in traditional dunnage warehouses – where the earthen-floors helped maintain a cooler and more humid maturation environment.

      Aged exclusively in American white-oak casks, this light grain whisky has developed a wonderfully balanced, sweet character full of butterscotch, vanilla and exotic fruity flavours.

      Tasting notesfrom the producer

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      Butterscotch and vanilla notes, wood spice, desiccated coconut and pineapple
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      Butterscotch, rich custard, apricot and buttered popcorn
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          About
          Whyte & Mackay

          Founded in Glasgow in 1844, Whyte & Mackay have long been associated with top-notch blended whiskies, thanks in part to their ‘double marriage blending’ process, and since the 1970s, to the skills of master blender Richard ‘The Nose’ Paterson.