Whyte & Mackay’s roots are firmly planted in Scotland and more particularly in Glasgow. The company traces its origins all the way back to 1844, to the banks of the River Clyde, and it was in 1882 that James Whyte and Charles Mackay came together to create their ‘Special’ blend of Whyte and Mackay Scotch whisky. This partnership laid the foundations for the company’s continued growth over the next century.
Today, Whyte & Mackay represents about 9% of the global Scotch whisky market and our Scotch brands are spread across the various categories. In blended Scotch we have Whyte and Mackay, John Barr and Claymore amongst a range of other brands. In Single Malt whisky we have four brands - The Dalmore, Jura, Fettercairn and Tamnavulin – and, in addition, Shackleton Blended Malt.
Whilst the company’s product range is still very much centred on Scotch whisky, it now also includes vodka, gin, rum and liqueurs.
Just like Messrs Whyte & Mackay back in 1882, we continue to focus on growing our brands around the world and extending our portfolio of great quality drinks.