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Overall rating
70.53/100
votes
76
Category
Blend
Bottler
Whyte & Mackay (W&M)
Bottling serie
Blended Scotch Whisky
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4253 09:49 14/02562
Barcode
5010196065061
Added on
17 Jan 2014 1:43 pm by M@rio
Colored

Average value

€ 21,97

4 × in wishlist

76 × member ratings

140 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Whyte & Mackay Special

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 70.53 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Starts with a poor prank wood, gladly roasted malt with lifted spicy
    and sweet grains quick to follow. Caramel, custard and pastry shops,
    some bubble gum candy. Pressed carrot juice with a whiff of crushed
    leaf. Soft but is ok as this blend is meant to be basic.

    P- Spicy bites, gentle sweet and soft herbs, toasty. Easy and pleasant with grains rawness.

    F- Medium, dry and spicy grains bite hanging on. Overall casual and contended. With the price, can't complain.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 55 points Connoisseur

    This is quite literally caramelised crap, yes I know its cheap but Richard Patterson should know better than to put his name to this crap.

    It drinkable enough but only just,
    • Nose
      59 59
    • Taste
      52 52
    • Finish
      49 49

  3. HunterRomario scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A little like the style of my favorite King Robert II Deluxe. Warm with a touch of sherry and orange, distinctively honey, fresh and windy. (82 b)
    • Taste
      Pleasant juicy, honey, sweet fruit and sherry smurfs. Perhaps only a shorter reverberation is a minor error. Very nice blend that suits me stylishly. For me one of the best in my price class, and in fact just as good as Ballantines 12 yo, which is significantly more expensive. (80 b)

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      62 62
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      69 69

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      57 57
    • Taste
      66 66
    • Finish
      60 60

  6. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 74 points Moderator

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      69 69

  7. bennythemonster scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Whyte & Mackay "Special - Double Marriage Blend", 40% alc.
    No age
    Bottler: Whyte & Mackay
    Region: Scotland

    Special feature: Blended Scotch (Vatted Malt, which in turn is mixed with 6 grains and stored again in sherry casks, a total of 41 different whiskeys)

    Nose: Mild and fruity, creamy and very gentle. Clear sherry influence with apricots and peaches and a slight hint of lemon. Behind then the Grain Whiskey with grapefruit and cereals.

    Palate: Slightly fruity, the Grain makes more noticeable. Somewhat bitter and youthfully fresh, with sour apples. One-dimensional.

    Finish: Short and gentle with clear wood notes.

    Conclusion: Truly no high-flyer, but still better than many others in this price segment. Also pure enjoyable.

    68/100 points (tasted 2013, ca. 13,00 €) Published on: www.facebook.de/notesofwhisky

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Orange/tangerine segments, non-descript floral, faint raspberries/strawberries, some cheap chocolate, lime and grapefruit but a generic yeasty grainy blend in the main and dusty old pantries, stale rich tea biscuits and Aldi chocolate toffees. A touch of tree sap and single grain varnish
    T: Spirity all the way but with moments of [cheap] chocolate & honey notes that coincide with the caramel that provide an acceptable prelude. Thankfully the caramel doesn’t feel overdone. This allows the spirit to speak but theres just not enough maturation for the wood to compliment the spirit. A fair amount of pepper but again not unpleasant.
    F: Nothing to speak of, its more of an ethanol fade after a lively spirit sustain. Milk of magnesia at the death
    C: Its not unpleasant or ghastly in anyway, and ive certainly tried worse single malts, but it doesn’t excel on any level. Furthermore, try this after anything fairly decent and you’ll know where this blend is at. Worth a try neat before using as a mixer.

    Scores a near miss.

  9. M@rio scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Nice and inexpensive opener for any tasting.
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

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