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Mackinlay's Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Mackinlay's Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Size: 0,75 l
(40.0% ABV)
$39.99
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  • BrandShackleton Whisky
  • CategoryBlended Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionHighland
  • DistilleryShackleton Whisky
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

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.

Flavor Spiral TM
  • honey honey
  • brown sugar brown sugar
  • vanilla vanilla
  • ginger ginger
  • sweet sweet
  • apple apple
  • orange zest orange zest
  • pineapple pineapple
  • fruit fruit
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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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.

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  • BrandShackleton Whisky
  • CategoryBlended Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionHighland
  • DistilleryShackleton Whisky
  • AgeNAS
  • Style Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol40.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • honey honey
  • brown sugar brown sugar
  • vanilla vanilla
  • ginger ginger
  • sweet sweet
  • apple apple
  • orange zest orange zest
  • pineapple pineapple
  • fruit fruit
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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 102 reviews
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Tom
Interesting story, not a bad b...

Interesting story, not a bad blend. On the light side, and a tad sweet. Easy drinking; I could imagine non- or new Scotch drinkers digging it.

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Jason
This is a great value. My ran...

This is a great value. My ranking is based on flavor and value. Great daily sipper, great entry for someone new into blended malt. Nice balance of sweet, malt, vanilla, honey, moderate smoke. Really enjoyed this dram. Better than I expected!

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David
Nose is predominantly honey wi...

Nose is predominantly honey with some fruit. Palate is mostly sweet, with a little apple and gentle spice. Finish is short. For the price, is not bad. Overall, a little thin.

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Evelyn
Honey, lemon, smoke, peat, swe...

Honey, lemon, smoke, peat, sweet vanilla finish.

M
Mark
Hint of smoke, dried fruits, f...

Hint of smoke, dried fruits, figs and pears