When Sir Ernest Shackleton commenced his famous expedition in 1907, he ordered 25 cases of Mackinlay’s Old Highland Malt Whisky to take with him. 100 years later, eleven intact bottles containing the perfectly preserved whisky where discovered under the ice. It inspired Richard ‘The Nose’ Paterson to recreate this historic whisky, raising £250,000 for the Antarctic Heritage Trust in the process.
Other reviews… One hundred ten years after the Nimrod expedition, blender Richard Paterson’s adventurous marriage of over 20 Highland malts brings fresh green fruits, manuka honey, vanilla, banana muffin, cantaloupe, fresh herbs, spice, and a wisp of smoke. Refreshing palate of green melon, light honey, vanilla, cinnamon, cooked apple, and gooseberry, becoming sour. More complexity on the finish: spice, smoke, cooked fruits, and chalky Sweethearts candies. Pair with mature prosciutto.