Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Spicy young ginger gives way to vanilla, black licorice, sweet smoke, and a touch of spearmint. Mellow and smooth on the palate with a marked minerality, it showcases fresh tropical fruit, sweetgrass, and brown spice anchored by a touch of smoke. - 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Great Value)(Finalist).April/2018
Whisky Advocate 90 points - A blended Highland malt inspired by whisky that Ernest Shackleton left behind in the Antarctic in 1907. Green fruits, vanilla, and cinnamon..June/2018
Inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his story, Richard Paterson has spent many years perfecting a new whisky. Shackleton Blended Malt has been expertly crafted by using a recreation of the antique Mackinlay’s as its foundation, combined with the finest Highland malt whiskies.
OUR STORY BEGINS WITH SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON. Iconic polar explorer, and one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A man whose expeditions are legendary. Driven by the desire to conquer uncharted lands, Sir Ernest embarked on an epic journey to reach the undiscovered South Pole, leading his team on the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition. The extreme conditions saw the Pole slip from their grasp, but they returned as heroes, making headlines around the world after breaking all records to reach 88* South. To bolster team spirit, Sir Ernest had personally ordered 25 cases of ‘Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky’ for the Antarctic expedition. In 2007 eleven bottles of this Scotch which has been hidden underneath the floorboards of the base camp hut for a century, were painstakingly recovered. World renowned Master Blender, Richard Paterson, brought bottles back to Scotland to uncover the secrets within this lost whisky.
Excellent I would order again my purchase of a case of wine was very good