Antarctica? Pah. They have land beneath their ice and snow, that’s cheating. And all those penguins that a certain retailer seems to think have something to do with Christmas!? No, no, no. The Arctic, that’s the place for me. Polar bears, reindeer, narwhals and Father Pugmas. North side massive.
In fact, it wasn’t until Ranulph Fiennes popped by for tea a few years back that I gave much thought to the likes of Ernest Shackleton, who always seemed to have an unhealthy obsession with the wrong pole for my liking. Chose a great whisky for his men back in 1907 though did ol’ Ernest, so I was delighted when Richard Paterson recreated it (twice) over one hundred years later! The Journey blended malt contains rare Glen Mhor (1980) and heavily-peated Dalmore(!) as well as whiskies from Glenfarclas, Mannochmore, Tamnavulin, Ben Nevis, Aultmore, Fettercairn, Pulteney and Jura.
How to get involved with Whisky Santa’s Whisky Advent TODAY:
1. FREE SHIPPING* on orders containing Mackinlay’s Shackleton Rare Old Highland Malt – The Journey!
3. WIN A BOTTLE – Below you’ll find the Chaps at Master of Malt’s tasting note for this whiskey – think you can do better? Leave your tasting note on the Mackinlay’s Shackleton – The Journey Product Page in the User Review section (making sure to leave your details afterwards***) for a chance to win a bottle!
“Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt for Mackinlay’s Shackleton Rare Old Highland Malt – The Journey:
Nose: Crushed apple again for sure, more floral notes too. Freshly baked crusty bread loaf, lemonade. The more delicate top notes initially hide a complex mix of engine oil, Cornflakes, dumplings, kaffir lime and orange rind.
Palate: Oily and mouth coating but perhaps lighter than expected if you take the time to really immerse yourself in the nose. Orange syrup sings through with that gorgeous peated Dalmore.
Finish: Fresh bread and those little European biscuits you get with your coffee.
Overall: A comforting and old fashioned blended malt. Enjoyable and different to almost anything available today, this is a rugged, yet refined whisky. Given a free choice of spirits to see you through a tough Antarctic expedition, this really would take some beating.”
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*** This is a new feature the Master of Malt chaps have included – after you leave a User Review you can now leave your details. Don’t worry, they won’t be published anywhere, and it is optional, but it makes it much easier for them to get back to you where necessary as well as allowing them to contact the Whisky Santa’s Whisky Advent Tasting Note winners I select!