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%
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%)
Price $33.99

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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%
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
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
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.
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