Shackleton’s Whisky – Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Shackleton’s Whisky – Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, 47.3% Alc/vol 70cl
It is early on the evening of Sunday the 1st of May and the sun is shining, Nicola has just arrived and our intention of the night is to open the sample of the Shackelton Whisky our friends at Whyte & Mackay sent to us for us to taste and review.
This replica blended by the Master Blender Richard Paterson (aka THE NOSE) is going to be a collector’s Whisky. Richard took many weeks in his quest to recreate this 100 year old dram. He has blended many a Highland Malt and included some Glen Mhor which was Mackinley’s Distillery and sadly closed in 1983.
Please visit www.whyteandmackay.com to get all the details of this fabulous find and everything that Richard Paterson is up to, including his story of the Shackleton Whisky.
Colour…Pale lemon marmalade
Nose…Vanilla nougat, nutty and spicy but sugary sweet and fruity.
Taste…Smoky undertones, smooth as velvet, nuts and smoke, beautifully harmonised.
Finish…Not too long but smooth.
Nose…Certainly not harsh, lots of fresh fruit and a wee flicker of smoke.
Taste…Warming and smooth, a touch of pepper and a wee hint of dark chocolate, there is still a little delightful smoke, such an elegant dram it should be in an ermine gown.
Finish…Medium finish but leaves a glow throughout my palate.
A rich and elegant blended dram and as we would expect from Richard Paterson, a true likeness of the original blend that Shackleton took to the South Pole. The Whisky Boys are surprised that there were three cases left to the elements and not considered a priority when they all departed the Antarctic station.
There are only 50,000 bottles available to buy and you should be able to get one at your specialist Whisky shop or using the window below:
This should be an opportunity for the collectors out there to buy two bottles, one to drink and savour and the other for your collection. To finish, well done to Richard Paterson and all at Whyte and Mackay,