Shackleton’s Scotch Discovered in Antartica. Commemorative Malt Scotch Comes to AmericaWine & Spirit Events & News
In 2007 three cases of Mackinlay’s Scotch were found under the floor of Ernest Shackleton’s hut in Antartica, intended for his ill fated 1907 expedition to be first to The South Pole but destined to be carefully analyzed and replicated by the distillery’s whisky masters to market to us fans and admirers of Ernest Shackleton, and fine malt whisky. It seems Shackleton made better choices in whisky than in much of the rest of their essential equipment. The Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky we have to sell today scored 92 points from Malt Advocate and the whisky has a bouquet of fruit, spices and sherry cask, more malt and lighter on the peat that gives Scotch that sharp smoky punch. You might have expected these hard drinking men to prefer a heavier peatier style, but such was not the case. Actually the new version is probably higher grade than the original being blended from all malt whiskies from several distilleries with some of the blend as old as 25 years. Unfortunately, It seems like the allocation for Mora’s is being sent from Antarctica by sled dog. We just got a little more in stock. This is a real collector’s item and will be fun to drink on a cold night.