Whyte & Mackay Special Blended Scotch
Whyte & Mackay // Scotland
This blended Scotch is created by taking a vatting (blending) of aged single malts and placing them in ex-sherry casks. They then blend in single grain whisky from 6 different distilleries. This "marriage" is then aged further in ex-sherry casks for an undisclosed amount of time.
BlendedComprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
Cask Typeincludes ex-sherry casks
"Strange musky aromas, balsamic vinegar, and sweet menthol are the dominant aromas. Some orchard fruits were found with some vanilla, but the other off-aromas were hard to ignore. Those qualities are subdued on the palate, as dark vanilla and a rummy quality take over. The finish seems out of balance with the alcohol seeming hotter than 80 proof."