Triple maturation is the secret behind the award-winning taste of Whyte & Mackay. Firstly, the finest single malt whiskies, each individually matured for many years, are carefully selected by our Master Blender. Next, they are combined in sherry casks and matured once again to attain a perfect harmony of flavours. Finally, the blended malts are mixed with aged grain whiskies and returned to cask to mature even further. This dedication to the art of blending creates an extra smooth and richer tasting whisky.
Whyte & Mackay is distinguished from other Blended Scotch Whiskies by the secret of its final maturation. Our Master Blender selects only the finest aged single malts and marries them together to form a lasting union. This ‘first marriage’ as it is known, last for several months. Aged grain whiskies are then blended with the malts and allowed to marry for a second time in sherry casks. This second maturation is the secret to our smooth, mellow flavour. No one else takes such trouble. That’s why for over 100 years, Whyte & Mackay has always been special.