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White Horse Blended Scotch Whisky
Diageo plc
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London W1G ONB
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The earliest reference of a launch date for White Horse is 1890. Peter Mackie, founder and first blender of White Horse Scotch Whisky, has been described as "one third genius, one third megalomaniac, one third eccentric". And by all accounts, he was all three.

"If we cannot afford to buy the best, especially in the matter of Scotch whisky," he was fond of saying," we should save our money and go without." Affectionately known as "Restless Pete", a name he acquired because of his unstoppable enthusiasm and unbridled genius, Sir Peter dedicated the rest of his life to producing only the best. The result was the White Horse blend. After Sir Peter Mackie’s demise in 1924, sales of White Horse doubled after it became the first whisky to dispense with corks and use a screw cap. Writing in his book Classic Blended Scotch, Jim Murray comments: "Restless Pete would have been proud of that small last independent hurrah."

The single malt which gives White Horse its distinctive taste is Lagavulin. The legendary Lagavulin Distillery lies on the sea’s edge and the salt-laden sea spray soaks the peat used to dry the malted barley. It is this that gives Lagavulin its unique taste, which is subtly evident in White Horse.

White Horse is an extraordinary Scotch, not least of all because it is a blend of 40 whiskies drawn from a select range of malt and grain whiskies from across the Highlands, Lowlands and Islay. The result is an intriguing blend that resonates with undertones of the Islay malts at its heart – Caol Ila and Lagavulin to name but two - all characterised by the salt-laden sea spray that soaks the peat used the dry the malted barley.

Talk the White Horse Talk... White Horse holds a Royal Warrant. It is enjoyed in over 200 countries worldwide, so you know you’re in good company. White Horse gets its name from an old famous coach inn - The White Horse Cellar Inn - in Edinburgh, Scotland which was regularly visited by celebrities and royalty in the early 1700s.

White Horse delivers a smooth and distinctive taste, the result of an intriguing blend of crisp grain, clean malt and earthy peat. Drink it as the connoisseurs do...On the rocks or with a splash of soda or water. White Horse also enjoys the company of mixers such as Appletiser, ginger ale, lemonade and cola. Go ahead - experiment.

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WHITE HORSE
BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY

White Horse Blended Scotch Whisky
WHITE HORSE
WHITE HORSE
WHITE HORSE BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY

White Horse Scotch Whisky is a fine matured blend containing at its heart the unique flavor of Lagavulin, a single malt whisky from the Islay in the Hebrides. It is this individuality, the quality of its ingredients and the care with which it is made that make White Horse a fine old Scotch Whisky of rare and enjoyable Distinction.

White Horse delivers a smooth and distinctive taste, the result of an intriguing blend of crisp grain, clean malt and earthy peat.  

WHITE HORSE EXTRA FINE
12 YEAR BLENDED
SCOTCH WHISKY

White Horse Extra Fine 12 Year
WHITE HORSE
WHITE HORSE
WHITE HORSE EXTRA FINE 12 YEAR BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY

In the creation of White Horse Extra Fine, our Master Blender has selected only the finest whiskies from Scotland, each one at its peak after maturing for at least 12 years. It is the delicate balance between these exceptional aged malts which gives White Horse Extra Fine its very distinctive and rich character. The powerful, smoky flavors of the aged Lagavulin combine in perfect harmony with the mellow, rounded character of Glen Elgin and the sweet aromatic flavors of Craigellachie to produce an outstanding quality Scotch Whisky for the truly discerning drinker.

White Horse Whisky Distilleries

White Horse is an extraordinary Scotch, not least of all because it is a blend of 40 whiskies drawn from a select range of malt and grain whiskies from across the Highlands, Lowlands and Islay. The result is an intriguing blend that resonates with undertones of the Islay malts at its heart – Caol Ila and Lagavulin to name but two - all characterised by the salt-laden sea spray that soaks the peat used the dry the malted barley.

Caol Ila DistilleryCaol Ila Distillery

Caol Ila is the Gaelic name for the Sound of Islay, which separates the island from Jura in one
of the most remote and beautiful parts of Scotland's West Coast. The distillery is situated on the shores of the Sound, a spot originally chosen in 1846 partly because of the clean water from Loch Nam Ban, which still provides its main supply.

Laguvulin DistilleryLagavulin Distillery
Islay has been cradle to many things, early Christianity for one. But it is in malt whisky distilling that this fertile island, some twenty miles by twenty-five, has found its modern vocation. Here, in the still mainly Gaelic speaking community around Port Ellen, on the island's south eastern shores, twelve men today craft pungent, dark Lagavulin™, made on this historic site at least
since 1816.

Glen Elgin Distillery
Glen Elgin Distillery Glen Elgin Distillery is situated 10 miles south of where the river Lossie exits to the sea and about 40 miles east of Inverness. Founded at the end of the whisky boom in 1898, it was built and designed by the notable distillery architect Charles Doig of Elgin. A 'First Class' malt much loved by blenders, Glen Elgin™ was for years most often tasted in the blended Scotch, White Horse.

Craigellachie Distillery
Craigellachie Distillery
The Craigellachie distillery was founded in 1891 by Craigellachie-Glenlivet Distillery Co. Ltd. - a group of blenders and merchants led by Alexander Edward and Sir Peter Mackie. When Edwards retired, he left sole ownership to Mackie. Peter Mackie - also known as "Restless Peter" was a determined and energetic entrepreneur who was responsible for the creation of the famous White Horse Blend. Craigellachie distillery, often referred to as the White Horse Distillery, has long been associated the blend and stayed connected to it until it was sold to John Dewar & Sons, Ltd.


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cathy martin
Posted 1358 days ago
My grandson has a large paper mache horse with a sticker on the bottom of the platform that says White Horse Whiskey 1742., can anyone tell me about it?
RR
Posted 1359 days ago
I found bottle lid "White Horse Distillers Estat 1742" so how old this White Horse is?
Rina Erasmus
Posted 1383 days ago
I have a bottle of White Horse Whisky what was bottled of the America's Cup Perth, Australia 1987, Limited Edition Special Blend. I want to know what is the collectors prys of the bottle.