White Horse (whisky)

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Not to be confused with White Horse Distillery.
White Horse Scotch Whisky
White Horse
Type Scotch Whisky
Manufacturer Diageo
Introduced 1883
Proof (US) 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. ^ "White Horse Scotch Whiskey". internetwines.com. 
  4. ^ Halberstam, D. "Summer of '49"

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