The biggest problem with Whiteside Blended Scotch Whiskey is the taste, pure and simple. Blended whiskey is meant to be smooth, and part of the reason for blending multiple scotches is the hope that the mixture will balance out any very sharp notes. Whiteside Blended Scotch Whiskey falls far short of this goal, and is in fact very harsh. If you plan to drink Whiteside Blended Scotch Whiskey, you’ll need a very strong mixer to cover up this whisky’s acidic bite. You might want to try motor oil, or mud.
Anything that can be said about the taste of Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky can also be said about the perfume. The aroma of Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky is nature’s way of warning you away from the temptation of taking a sip. If you have the option, you should probably heed that warning.
A good scotch should be a warm straw or rich golden tone. The color of Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky is a thin orangish-yellow that is clearly artificial. If you look at a bottle of Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky next to a bottle of a better liquor, like Johnnie Walker, you’ll immediately see the difference.
4. Second String Dewar’s White Label?
There are a lot of rumors circulating that claim Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky is actually re-bottled runoff from Dewar’s somewhat more prestigious White Label scotch. Whether these rumors are true or not isn’t something that I can confirm, and Dewar’s hasn’t made an official comment either way. However, regardless of the truth, the fact that so many people think it is plausible that Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky is the second-string leftovers of a scotch that’s not terribly high-caliber to begin with should clue you in to the fact that when you’re dealing with Whiteside, you’re not dealing with a winning alcohol.
5. Depressing To Drink
Sipping a drink that contains Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky is more likely than not to leave you feeling pretty bad. Unless you’ve already had another, better drink to take the edge off your palate, it won’t taste good, it won’t smell good, and it will probably feel more like taking medicine than having a treat. This makes the overall experience of drinking Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky a bit depressing.
6. Insulting To Serve
One of the major reasons why people drink is to be sociable. Having friends over for drinks, or bringing a bottle of liquor to a gathering, is a way to show generosity and good cheer. But serving your friends a glass full of Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky is anything but generous at the end of the day. In fact, forcing Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky upon the people you care about is almost akin to insulting them. If you’re heading for a party, forget the Whiteside and buy a bunch of flowers instead.
7. Unpleasant To Buy
This is a minor inconvenience in the scheme of things, but be prepared that anyone who rings up a bottle of Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky is probably going to sneer at you just a tiny bit. Anybody who runs a liquor shop will probably be wise to the fact that Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky is not a bottle you should be proud to sell or to buy.
8. Encourages Heavy Drinking
Because Whiteside Blended Scotch Whisky is unpleasant to sip or savor, if you’re drinking it you’ll be more likely to down it quickly so that you can get the experience over with. This means you’ll get intoxicated with more speed than you would if you were drinking a whiskey you wanted to linger over. The faster you get drunk, the more likely you are to drink over the course of an evening. From a health standpoint, you’re much better off avoiding Whiteside Blended Scotch Whiskey and opting for something you’ll want to take your time with.
9. Bad Hangovers
Whiteside Blended Scotch Whiskey contains a lot of congeners. Some scientific studies suggest that alcohols high in congeners, like red wine, are more likely to induce uncomfortable hangovers than alcohols like vodka, which have less congeners. Traditional wisdom says that the lower the quality of the alcohol the more congeners are likely to be present. Put the low quality of Whiteside Blended Scotch Whiskey together with the fact that all scotch has a pretty high congener level, and you’ve got a recipe for a serious hangover.
10. Better Alternatives
The main appeal of Whiteside Blended Scotch Whiskey is its moderate price tag, under $20 per bottle. However, there are other blended scotches that are easier on the senses without being harder on your wallet. For an equally affordable liquor, try Clan MacGregor instead of Whiteside Blended Scotch Whiskey. ItWhiskeyWhiskey’s smoother, more attractiveWhiskeyWhiskeyWhiskeyWhiskeyWhiskeyWhiskeywhiskeyWhiskeyWhiskey, and altWhiskeyogether WhiskeyWhiskeymore palatable than Whiteside