Whyte & Mackay gift German driver with special whisky

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Whyte & Mackay have produced a one-off whisky for the Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg to mark his 25th birthday, personally crafted by Master Blender Richard Paterson.

The whisky makers, who are one of the sponsors of Hülkenberg’s Sahara Force India Formula One team, created a similar whisky for his team mate Paul di Resta in 2010. Unfortunately neither will be made available to the public.

According to their press release, the whisky has been “carefully matched to Nico’s character and driving style, [and] is made using a number of malt and grain whiskies from across the finest distilleries in Scotland”.

Paterson said: “I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Nico several times and I can see he is a patient, self confident individual who wants to succeed both personally and on the track.

“For his blend I have used whisky aged between 19 and 25 years old to reflect his birth date and his age. I’ve also included malt from our Dalmore distillery that has been matured in Oloroso sherry casks in sunny Gonzalez Byass which not only represents his tarot symbol, The Sun, but the bodega is near the Jerez circuit which seems more than a fitting match for a Formula One driver.

“The overall result is a whisky that is strong, highly complex but with secretive layers that unfold as you get to know the whisky.”

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