Mackinlay's Shackleton Rare Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Mackinlay's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 47.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • smoky
  • butter
  • orange zest
  • zesty
  • herbs
  • biscuit
  • bread
  • nutty

Mackinlay's

Shackleton Rare Old (0.7l, 47.3%)
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Character Goatson
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 Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Mackinlay's
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 47.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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. 
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  • caramel
  • smoky
  • butter
  • orange zest
  • zesty
  • herbs
  • biscuit
  • bread
  • nutty
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
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