Blended Whisky of the Month June 2011
Whyte & Mackay “The Thirteen” Aged 13 Years Blended Scotch Whisky
Now this is a special dram Jim and Nicola had a sip or two of this exceptional blend , it is rich and elegant with some fabulous sherry notes, look out Naked Grouse we have a contender for Whisky Boys Blend of the Year.
The contact details are as follows, and The Whisky Boys suggest that you check out their website for a lot of information on the full range of drams available.
Whyte and Mackay Ltd,
310 St Vincent Street,
Glasgow, Scotland G2 5RG
telephone 0141 248 5771
The secret of the rich, rounded taste of The Thirteen is in the unique Double Marriage maturation process. At 12 years old, when other producers bottle their aged blends, Whyte & Mackay’s Master Blender Richard Paterson brings together the finest malt Whiskies, then returns them to sherry casks to marry for another year – a loving union. At 13 years old the second marriage takes place, when the finest grain whiskies are introduced to this blend of malts to create the masterpiece that is The Thirteen.
Richard Paterson has been the custodian and creator of Whyte & Mackay for 40 years. As a third generation in a family which has long been established within the Scotch Whisky industry, Richard started honing his craft from the age of 17. Richard is no stranger to success and is regarded as one of the foremost Whisky experts in the world.