White Horse (whisky)

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White Horse Scotch Whisky
Type Scotch Whisky
Manufacturer Diageo
Introduced 1883
Proof 40 %

White Horse Scotch Whisky is a blended Scotch Whisky from Edinburgh, first produced by James Logan Mackie in 1861.[1] In 2006, White Horse won blended whisky of the year in Murray's 2007 Whisky Bible.[2]


White horse is a blended whisky, as opposed to the single malt style. White Horse is particularly noted for its use of the Lagavulin.[3]

Popular culture[edit]

White Horse is the brand of scotch preferred by Jackie Gleason's character Minnesota Fats in The Hustler (1961).

The late New York Yankee manager Joe McCarthy favored the White Horse brand of scotch. When he imbibed to excess he was said to be "riding the white horse."[4]


  1. ^ White Horse Blended Scotch Whisky - scotchwhisky.net
  2. ^ Mercer, Chris (19 Dec 2006). "Diageo and co missing UK whisky gap". BeverageDaily.com. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  3. ^ Internet Wines & Spirits – White Horse Scotch Whiskey
  4. ^ Halberstam, D. "Summer of '49"