Whisky Review: Whyte & Mackay 22 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

Mar 31, 2021

This was one of the worst things I’ve tried :(

Whyte & Mackay 22 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky / 43% / $100

Tasted neat

I picked up this 22 year old blend on a whim I later regret, after having several excellent ones from Cadenhead’s. The Cadenhead’s are lovely, higher proof, and without any kind of sulphur contamination!

But with this Whyte & Mackay, I have a secret trick: seasonal allergies! With most of my sense of smell gone, this has become drinkable.

  • Color: e150a
  • Nose: sulphur, burnt tires, sherry, sweet berry jam, and fired gunpowder
  • Taste: rubbery, sweet; some ethanol, green bark, and unripe cranberries
  • Finish: short

Even with my nose stuffed up, this is rough stuff. It’s not too sulphury (it’s a bit), it’s just got dryer-gasket-seal rubber everywhere.

Rating: 35/100




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