Mackinlay's Shackleton

Overall rating
Blended Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
40.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Bottle code
L7179 10:36 P/001645
Added on
11 Jun 2017 11:50 am by Tuimelaar

Average value

€ 37.44

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Whisky Reviews for Mackinlay's Shackleton

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 77.23 points

  1. MacArthur scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Nice bottle, nice story, tastes good with a smoky note, but is somehow too young and too spicy

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Undermatured, unimpressive. Thanks, but I'll pass.

  3. Vince scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    honestly better with soda or "highball" style.

  4. Shining_Bright scored this whisky 63 points Member Senior

    I cant believe the great explorer Shackleton, would have taken such a rubbish whisky on his expedition - this is perhaps the worst I have tasted in a long while.

    Tasted 2020. Early bottles were rated highly, so the blend must have declined considerably since then. My advice is buy something else.
    • Nose
      60 60
      New make spirit, pear drops, 3 y/o lowland whisky. Zero cask influence.
    • Taste
      68 68
      Spicy, again lowland whisky (but not as young as the nose), mint, quite sharp and prickly. This is the best part of the whisky and if it wasnt for the nose and finish it would be almost drinkable. Loch Lomand in the blend?
    • Finish
      60 60
      So short ! vanishes quickly leaving a sour taste in the mouth. You really dont want another sip. Truly awful, should never have been bottled.

  5. marmeladow scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    a little more complex malt blend reminiscent of the Speyside, sometimes a bit sprightly. Easy drinkable, fruity and mild, but not overly impressive.
    The best thing is the memory of Shackleton, one of the most important and humanly impressive men in the field of official research

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    An interesting, uncomplicated, average whiskey - its history is best. Compared to the "The Journey" a clear step backwards!
    For 33,00 € / liter (2018 / DEU) now an acceptable price!
    • Nose
      67 67
      mild, slightly fruity (apples, pears), malt, honey, vanilla;
    • Taste
      69 69
      on arrival malty, sweet (honey), caramel, some vanilla, spicy oak, creamy, quite simple;
    • Finish
      68 68
      short, malty, touch of oak;

  7. YuraLM scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Simple and well balanced
    • Nose
      Smoke, sea, exotic dried fruits then appear prunes
    • Taste
      Smoky and sweet notes, hidden appricot,
    • Finish
      Short, smoky and sweet

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    This reminded me a little of a young Strathisla?
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80


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