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Before I start my review I would like to point out that Whyte and Mackay is a Whisky and not a VODKA!! as printed under "Product Type" moan of the day over!
I do enjoy a little tipple now and again, with whiskey being one of my favourite drinks in the winter, can't touch it in the summer it has to to Vodka then. I suppose with the cold wintery nights it is nice to sit down and have a warming drink to sip.
I've tried many different whiskies and this is the one I prefer by far, I don't drink my drinks neat, so maybe this is lost on me. I always have soda water or sometimes the odd splash of Coke.
Whyte and Mackay is a Scottish whiskey that was first founded in Glasgow around 1844 by James Whyte and Charles Mackay. The whiskey is made up from 6 different grain whiskies where they are mixed with malted barley, yeast and pure spring water. Most distillers only give their whiskies one maturation which means the process of becoming mature. At Whyte and Mackay they do a double maturation, hence the word "Special" and the 2 lions on the front of the bottle. By doing the double this helps the whisky to develope a very deep mellow smoothness.
I do notice that when I have this to drink that it is very smooth on the palate even with my mixers added compared to other whiskies I have tried. It is very dark in colour being of a deep golden shade. I am also partial to a tipple in my coffee, which is wonderful to have if you have been out and have just got back home from a nasty wet and cold day ( only after a certain time of course!!!)
If you have money to spare you can purchase this whiskey in a beautiful Royal Doulton Ceramic decanter designed as a Falcon, Tawny Owl, Kestrel or Buzzard. These are very expensive as they only hold 20cl and cost (get ready for it!!) £74.95. If you are interested in these here is the website;
You can purchase this whiskey from all good supermarkets and at the moment on the lead up to Christmas this is being sold on special offer at only £16.00 per litre bottle (usually around £20+ ), where a 70cl bottle is selling for £12.00 instead of £16.00.
So it may be worth stocking up for Christmas while the offers are about, I know I will be!!
Colour: Rich, golden highlights. Nose: Full and round with a silky spectrum of soft nuances which are displayed immediately. An impeccable balance prevails with no individual malt or grain whisky predominating. The Double Marriage process of the 41 const