Whyte & Mackay Special

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
Whyte & Mackay Special
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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

22 Customer Reviews

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  • 3
    28 September

    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 !

  • Chris Reeder 16 May 2011

    In my humble opinion this is one of the best tasting whisky?s around. Neat, its taste is fresh and relaxing. Add rocks and water and it?s the perfect alternative to a pint of beer on a hot summer?s day. It may not be to your taste but just in case it is, give it a try.

  • Man of the midlands 2 February 2011

    the best blended whiskey in this price range and on par with many above it. Smooth, rich and sweet. You could spend an extra £5 or £10 on a bottle of jamesons and experience a sharp, short flavour. This has a lasting flavour. A good everyday whiskey.

  • oscarez 5 January 2011

    nice budget blend

  • Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews 17 May 2010

    This has no peat or smoke flavors. Islay fans stay away. What it has is sherry, oak, a woodiness and malty flavors. Finish is black pepper. There is a slight spoiled flavor like over ripe tangerines that lingers. Teacher's Highland Cream is better.

  • Jim, Oxford 10 March 2010

    I love this blend. Sherried

  • Anonymous 22 January 2010

    This is a good budget blend which compares favourably with other whiskies in the same price bracket. It's sweet, full bodied and has a nice touch of sherry.

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