Mackinlay's Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Mackinlay's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla
  • ginger
  • sweet
  • apple
  • orange zest
  • fruit
  • pineapple

Mackinlay's

Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (0.75l, 40%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Price $32.99

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Character Goatson
Century-old Spirit of exploration trapped in ice.
 
Sir Ernest Shackleton was quite a crazy S.O.B. who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. Since it's rather cold up there, he ordered 25 cases of fine Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky for the Nimrod expedition in 1907. Many of those cases were left there mostly intact for more than a century until 2010, when the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered the icy treasure. The nerds were able to revive the lost formula like it was T-Rex DNA caught in amber. Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky is based on the ancient Highlander, bringing back the flavors of the yesteryear.
 
Master Blender Richard Paterson wanted to capture both the century-old character of Scotch and the very essence of Ernest himself. The sweet and citrusy expression is more accessible than the previous premium releases Journey and Discovery, and is (naturally) best enjoyed on ice.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Mackinlay's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 40%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sweet aroma of brown sugar, vanilla, ginger and toffee apple, rounded nicely with a touch of cinnamon.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Dark sugar on the palate with notes of dried fruits, rich honey flavors and pineapple.
 
Finish
Lovely smoky finish with a chocolate and orange exit.
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  • honey
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla
  • ginger
  • sweet
  • apple
  • orange zest
  • fruit
  • pineapple
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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