That brand that Shackleton shipped to the Antartica for the Nimrod expedition in 1907, this is the Original Mackinlay. First registered in 1847, this is bottled as a 5 year old blended whisky and has a relatively high malt content for such a young blend, said to be around a third.
Bit of a hidden gem, this one. Got it at duty free in Bangladesh because they had run out of every familiar brand. I have to admit my hopes were not high but I was surprised and delighted to find that this is a actually a very good dram. Slightly more robust flavor than Grouse (maltier, peatier), perhaps just a little less robust than Teacher's. Good mouth feel, nose and complexity. Smoother than might be expected.
- Kelly, 5th Oct '12
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