Whyte & Mackay Special

70cl / 40%
  • Blended Scotch Whisky
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Customer Rating
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.
Country
Scotland
Colouring
Yes

Whyte & Mackay Special Reviews

34 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    11 June

    Smell is of Burnt oak. Taste is quite sweet, caramel at first with a reasonably strong after burn. The darkness after sticks in your throat for a while. I myself am not a whisky fan but I like this stuff. I know it's not a single malt but I like it a lot.

  • 4
    23 May

    Tastes Dram Good! Spicy arrival with a marzipan sweetness on the finish. Fresh fruit with hints of sherry notes. For the price ...this is nice.

  • 4
    6 May

    Very good for the money. It has a very soft feel, but under that it's pretty explosive. It is controlled, but not dulled. The finish is the best part; long and warming with good spicyness. I am writing this after my first glasses, but it is a pleasant surprise.

  • 5
    7 April

    I was working away, fancied a whiskey and this was all they had in the village store, so I thought I'd give it a try. For the price, it's a winner. Smooth, sweet with a slightly bitter after taste. You can taste the sherry cask influence. Let it breathe a little. It's not a Bowmore or a lagavulin but it's well out of their price range. Would I buy it again? Yes.

  • 4
    20 March

    Great value for money. You get what you pay for though. So don't expect too much. Fairly smooth. Nice tasting, but lacks depth.

  • 4
    24 February

    An easy drinking and easily appreciated whisky which doesn't offend, rather it fills you with a knowing glow of righteousness.

  • 4
    22 February

    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!?

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