Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky has notes of vanilla, toffee apple, hints of marmalade and cinnamon spice. This gives way to flavors of molasses, freshly baked bread and mango cake.
Nose– Vanilla, toffee apple, cinnamon and ginger.
Taste– Dark sugar, sweet dried fruits and glazed pineapple.
Finish– Hot mulled wine, praline chocolate and bonfire smoke.
About Whyte and Mackay
Mackinlay’s Original was registered in 1847. In 1907 Ernest Shackleton ordered 25 cases of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt for his South Pole expedition. In 1985 Invergordon Distillers took over Charles Mackinlay & Co. Then in 1993 Whyte and Mackay (which was founded in Glasgow in 1844) acquired Invergordon Distillers and the Mackinlay brand. An odd thing happened in 2007, as the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust discovered 11 bottles of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt at Ernes Shackleton’s base camp. Whyte and Mackay set out to recreate the whisky found in Shackleton’s camp.
Tobin’s Review 3 out of 5
Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky has a caramel complexion with hints of sweetness, vanilla and light smoke. The Scotch is soft on the tongue with a light peat taste. The smokiness is not overbearing and overall it’s not bad…. but it’s not really my gig.
Have you had this Scotch whisky? Comment below and share your thoughts on Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky!