Putting a whole new spin to drinking and driving, distiller Whyte & Mackay has blended a special scotch for Force India’s F1 drivers.
Alcohol brands have a long history when it comes to sponsoring race cars, and Whyte & Mackay’s master distiller Richard Paterson decided to take it one step further with this scotch. The special blends were created for each of the team’s drivers: Adrian Sutil, Tonio Liuzzi and test driver Paul di Resta (the only F1 Scot at the moment).
Each special blend was matched to the driver’s character and given to the drivers as a lead-up to the recently concluded British Grand Prix. Here’s what each of the blends say about the individual driver.
Paul Di Resta: A little shy at first on the nose but behind the shyness there is a full bodied explosion brought about by highland malts, giving it great strength and backbone. This whisky has plenty of raw Scottish talent but also displays a sureness and maturity beyond its years. Strong and determined to make its mark on its own, this blend is a born winner.
Adrian Sutil: This blend features selected whiskies as old as 25 years from the four distilling regions of Scotland. Although this blend has a great complexity to it, a great harmony prevails with beautiful mellow flavors coming through to reward the palate.
Vitantonio Liuzzi: This blend reflects his lively Italian personality and celebrates his first full season in the race seat. It is not one for sipping and savoring but is one for pure enjoyment and pleasure with the rest of the team. Islay and Jura single malts are intricately woven together to allow the peat smoke to harmonize.