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Whyte and Mackay Blended Scotch Whisky

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

14th Mar 2010

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This is a so-called 'Blended & Vatted whisky’. It got a ‘double marriage’. First the different malt whiskies were vatted, while the 14 grainwhiskies got vatted seperately. They were then married together to create a mellow taste.

The nose is somewhat unbalanced for me: sweet and sour are battling for first place. I smelled some oranges and apricots but mostly this smells like cough syrup to me.

It tastes better than it smells. Slightly spicy with soft honey. But mostly sweet fruits.

The finish is rather short and not very enthusiastic. If you are distracted for a second, you'll have forgotten all about this dram.

I think this 'Special' is a misnomer, for it's rather ordinairy - but of course it wouldn't do to have that on the label. Not a bad blend, but nothing 'Special' in my book. The only thing that I like a lot about this bottle is the low price.

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7 comments

@jdcook
jdcook commented

One to avoid then!

12 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 commented

Yep, there's plenty of other stuff out there to discover. The Chivas Regal 12, for example, is much better imho.

12 years ago 0

@Stu_R
Stu_R commented

The Whyte and Mackay 13 is far better imho. Infact I like the majority of the range but agree the special is hardly its best moment.....the 30 and 40 on the other hand...;-)

12 years ago 0

@WhiskyP
WhiskyP commented

I've been trying some blends recently, just to avoid being called a single malt snob.

Johnnie Walker Black Label was underwhelming but BNJ (connosr.com/whisky/blended/…) is sensational and amazing value.

12 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

According to the information on this site, only one member has a bottle of Bailie Nicol Jarvie, and that is Jean-Luc! So where is the review? You would think he was busy putting together a website or something?!

12 years ago 0

@WhiskyP
WhiskyP commented

You can tell this JL character is something of a slacker can't you! I bet he'll only release 3 features this week. I mean when is this site going to be finished?

12 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc commented

:-)

12 years ago 0

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