Whyte & Mackay Special

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Whyte & Mackay Special
Web Exclusive Price £17.95 £14.96 ex VAT (£25.64 per litre)
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Whyte & Mackay's big-selling entry-level blended whisky. High quality and a great way to start working your way up through the rest of their range.

Whyte & Mackay Special Reviews

28 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    3 days ago

    I didn't expect to like this. In my experience cheap blends can be horrid. The only other one I like is Grant's. Well I was pleasantly surprised. Very palatable. Very straightforward. I'm more of a bourbon drinker and this shares some characteristics.

  • 5
    9 February

    There's just something about this whisky that I adore! It's the one I buy most often between buying single malts... it's just so smooth, lovely sweet taste, malty, almost Christmas cakey? Just an all round great whisky by Richard Paterson. It's such great value just buy a bottle and enjoy!!!

  • 5
    5 January

    I've tried many Whiskies and this is always the one l come back to . . . very smooth and lovely undertones, beautiful

  • 4
    11 November 2016

    Nice taste, smooth and pleasant with a little after taste. Very good quality/price ratio! My second best choice for scotch.

  • 5
    5 November 2016

    Best of the cheap blends by a country mile. Tried 'em all. This is the one I always come back to.

  • 4
    23 October 2016

    Far from the worse blended whisky out there. Great for use as a mixer in various drinks without sacrificing anything to special.

  • 3
    28 September 2016

    I like this whisky, obviously it's not a touch on single malts like Laphroaig and Talisker but if I'm skint at the end of the month this is my go to cheap blend. Bit of body and drinkable neat in a pinch.

  • 1
    23 October 2015

    Horrid. This whiskey is so close to cheap brandy you wouldn''t know the difference! Don''t get me wrong, I finished it (because I like brandy too) but definitely would not buy again. I had it a couple of times with Coke and it still tasted awful, so not sure how else it can be enjoyed? I read a lot of reviews of whiskey but have never seen such a contrast of views? Maybe beat just to say ''each to their own''?

  • 3
    1 March 2015

    Definitely grows on you. Nice and peppery.

  • 4
    26 January 2015

    I have just tried it & I find it quite smooth.Alcohol is a very personal taste. I like it- Bonus :- Cheap to buy a litre .

  • 3
    14 September 2014

    Not as bad as people say but doesn't set the heather on fire either. Nose: Vanilla,dark fruits and digestive biscuits. Palate:Highland toffee,raisins,orange peel,bitter chocolate and heather honey. Finish: Medium length, black pepper and icing sugar.

  • Jonty B 4 May 2014

    Excellent as a chaser as it has a full flavour and works well with beer.There are many imperfections but it certainly has a unique character. I agree, the 13 year old is well worth the extra few pounds especially if you drink it without mixers.

  • Johnny Norfolk. 1 April 2014

    This is one of the best whiskys at the price. I would take no notice of the low marks some people give it.

  • Tom, Rochdale 19 March 2014

    Received a 1L bottle with IWSC GOLD 2013 award on the label. I find it really smooth, honeyed and a long after taste. No burn at all. In fact quite exceptional for a blend, which I have drunk with just a drop of water (I normally only drink malts with a little water). Perhaps I am not reviewing the same product!?

  • Steve VR 15 May 2013

    A fantastic whiskey at the price! Thank goodness our tastes are differ.

  • The Colonel 29 April 2013

    This must be the most unpleasant nose I have encountered in a whisky and it tastes like burnt sugar. It's quite rough really and burns in your belly like nothing else. I'm glad I tried it but it's not one I would purchase again or recommend. I have more than 40 different bottles open at the moment and this is my least favourite so I will save it for guests to mix with ice and coke. The 13yr is actually very pleasant though and well worth an extra fiver.

  • jabir 9 December 2012

    Really very intersting stuff,in the winter, you will feel like fire all around.full of fun.

  • Zvi S 21 December 2011

    Burns like fire, will warm you on a winters day in my opinion spend another £5 snd get the 13 year much smoother and better flavour but if you like the burning warming feeling you cannot go wrong. the price makes you wonder how they make money on this one

  • Anonymous 14 November 2011

    Ignore D Meister - this is a very nice whisky and great value for money.

  • Anonymous 9 September 2011

    Agree with the 'Teacher's Highland Cream is better', but this certainly has a cleaner less musty taste than Teachers. Defy you to get better at ?14 !

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