Shackleton's Discovery Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt

  • Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 47.3%

4.5 (13 Reviews)

Shackleton's Discovery / Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt

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A faithful replica of Ernest Shackleton's whisky, which was discovered under the Antarctic explorer's abandoned hut after being buried under the ice for a century. Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt has been painstakingly recreated by Whyte & Mackay's Master Blender Richard Paterson at the original strength of 47.3%. A real collector's item, this whisky has been one of the most interesting whisky stories of the last few years and pre-release anticipation has been huge. We're delighted to report that the recreation of this historic brand is a massive success: elegant, yet powerful and incredibly tasty.

Customer Reviews

Reviews (13)


  • 5


    A great re-creation, smooth, full flavor. Have been saving 3 bottles for a special occasion, but incredibly, was able to have a couple of drams this spring when I was in Punta Arenas, Chile (Patagonia/Straits of Magellan) in the Shackleton Bar, Hotel Jos? Nogueira. History at two levels! Excellent taste and flavor.

  • 5

    Nick Roberts,

    awesome, Macallan 18yr old and this are unbeatable, Shackleton has been one of my motivational hero's so ive had to drink 5 bottles after an endurance event, still have 2 left. best time to drink it is when it snows and in front of an outdoor fire pit

  • 4


    Very good. I was expecting this to not be very good value, given the history attached to the whisky creation and the outstanding blended malts in this price bracket that it would compete with. Very balanced, integrated and complex with a hot finish.

  • 2


    Totally not at all like the one at Channing's. If you ever get the chance to actually taste the real thing , there is NO comparing as to the ultimate smoothness and the lasting peaty of the original. I guess I will have to go back to Scotland...

  • 5

    Kevin McKinley,

    A good dram for the price.I was able to get both issues at markdown prices.I do a shot every year on my and my fathers birthdays.At my age it's one of the only reasons to look forward to birthdays.

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