Event

#WhyteChristmas Twitter Tasting

#WhyteChristmas Twitter Tasting

Organised by Whyte & Mackay and hosted by Steve Rush @thewhiskywire

A celebratory tasting spread across Whyte & Mackay’s brands of Blended Scotch Whisky and some of the individual single malt scotch whiskies from their portfolio

#whytechristmas lineup

The lineup included:

Whyte & Mackay Light (21.5%, OB, 2019)

A lighter spirit drinker from Scotland, made from Scotch whisky married with Sherry. Crafted by the expert distillers at Whyte & Mackay, this spirit drink has been enriched by sweet Sherry casks and freshly emptied Bourbon barrels.

Fettercairn 12 Years Old Pedro Ximenez Sherry Cask Edition (40%, OB, 2019)

A global travel retail expression, matured for 12 years and finished in ex-PX sherry casks

Jura 13 Years Old 2006 Two-One-Two (47.5%, OB, 2019)

The Two-One-Two Limited Edition Series celebrates our small and vibrant community of roughly 212 islanders – and one distillery. This inaugural bottling, the first in a series of annual releases, has been matured in American White Oak ex bourbon barrels, and finished in Chinkapin Oak casks.

Tamnavulin 18 Years Old 2000 Vintage (45%, OB, 2019)

Despite the distillery’s closure between 1995 and 2007, for a brief five weeks in the spring of 2000 the stills were relit and this Tamnavulin single malt was made. Matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and Amoroso sherry casks for 18 years before being bottled in 2019 for the distillery’s Vintage Collection.

Whyte & Mackay 50 Years Old 175th Anniversary (44.6%, OB, 1,500 Bottles, 2019)

The Glasgow-based blender will give away 1,500 bottles of its Whyte & Mackay Rare 50 Year Old, created to mark the company’s 175th anniversary, as part of a promotional competition. The company said that rather than sell the whisky through retailers, it intended to give the bottles away ‘to thank fans for their loyalty’. Whyte & Mackay Rare 50 Year Old has been matured in a combination of ex-Bourbon barrels, Matusalem oloroso Sherry butts, one Tawny Port pipe and 30-year-old Apostoles Sherry butts. Bottled at 44.6% abv, the whisky is said to contain notes of ‘macerated plums and Manuka honey, along with sticky toffee pudding’.

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