Whyte & Mackay
- Dalmore House, 310 St Vincent Street
- United Kingdom
- +44 (0) 141 248 57
The Glasgow-based company Whyte & Mackay can trace its roots back to 1844. This company has steadily grown over time and has gathered distilleries from all around Scotland under its wings to become a great name in the world of Scotch whisky. The company currently offers a self-branded blended Scotch whisky as well as a whisky-based light spirit drink. Each of its distilleries offers its own products as well.
Founded in 1844, Whyte & Mackay began with the establishment of a business named Allan & Poynter in Glasgow, Scotland. James Whyte managed that business until he formed a partnership with Charles Mackay. The two men, who were whisky merchants and warehousemen, began to blend their own Scotch whisky and sold it as the “Whyte & Mackay Special”.
After a series of mergers and takeovers over the years, Whyte & Mackay steadily grew in importance and now controls a number of distilleries in the Scotland area. Whyte & Mackay itself was bought by Emperador Distilleries in 2014.
The company currently offers two blended whisky expressions under its own name. Special editions are released from time to time as well as versions with longer ageing periods.
In addition to its own blends, Whyte & Mackay owns and controls a number of other brands, which release strong products in their own right.
Whyte & Mackay has formed its own import company for the US market, Whyte & Mackay Americas, to take care of its US portfolio of products.