Mackinlay's Shackleton Rare Old

Mackinlay's Shackleton Rare Old

(0.75l, 47.3%)


7.7/10
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Rich, coating, complex, and intriguing — and a killer story to boot.

Whyte & MacKay Blenders have been doing great work since the mid 1800s. They hire the most skilled blenders and contract rare and premium barrels of Whiskies — mostly from Scotland. They then do short-run, proprietary bottlings that are some of the best in the word. The list of their famous accomplishments is far too long to reprint here. But this Whiskey is a fine addition to the list.

Mackinlay's Shackleton Rare Old has an amazing story behind it. Noted Scottish Whisky collector Vijay Mallya got his hands on a case of Whiskey recovered from the famous Ernest Shackleton in 2007 — left trapped in Antarctic ice for more than one-hundred years. He shared a dram with Richard Patterson — master blander for Whyte & MacKay. The two then set out to recreate the flavor profile in a Scottish Whisky. It’s a remarkable story and a remarkable Whisky too. no, it’s more. It’s a Whisky masterpiece. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Other Scotch Whisky
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    47.3%
  • Distillery
    Mackinlay's
  • Age
    NAS

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caramel
smoky
butter
orange zest
zesty
herbs
biscuit
bread
nutty
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90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden Straw.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Complex doesn’t begin to related the depth of flavor — from fresh-baked peasant bread and whipped butter to crushed apples and herbs.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Viscous and mouth-coating — but light at the same time — with more autumn fruit, orange zest, butter-nut toffee, and more.

Finish
Rich with a strong finish that adds shortbread cookies to the flavor profile. 
Ratings & Reviews
Min
Min,
Not too sweet. Just the right smoothness
 
jibreel
jibreel,
All I know is the drink taste good but it's wasn't what I order from the picture
Joshua
Joshua,
what did the bottle look like? A blue label?
Jasson
Jasson,
Smooth for it's ABV, with a mild attack and sweet finish. The zest and fruitiness mixed with the buttery/toffee finish make for a relatively unique expression. Enjoyable, but not in the way most scotch whisky's are. It's a 7 with a bonus point for being 47% ABV. Well worth it for the price and a fine addition to any bar.
 
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