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Charles Mackinlays The Journey Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky

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Product Code: S1355

In February 2007, two crates of whisky were discovered in Antarctica by a team from the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust - a group dedicated to preserving the history of the region. Although the discovery sparked the interest of numerous world organizations, the crates could not be removed from Antarctica due to international protocols. So the crates remained encased in ice until early 2010, when the Antarctic Heritage Trust was granted permission to remove one of the cases. It was quickly rushed to the Canterbury Museum where it took two weeks to fully defrost and stabilize the whisky. After completing a detailed analysis of the package, it was deemed that the whisky was Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky, distilled in 1897 and bottled in 1907 exclusively for Ernest Shackletons' Nimrod expedition to Antarctica.

In January 2011, three bottles of this rare whisky was returned to Whyte & Mackay, the owners of the Mackinlay Whisky brand. It was transferred to the Whyte & Mackay's Invergordon Spirit Laboratory, where Master Blender Richard Paterson and his expert team spend several weeks in the laboratory nosing, tasting and deconstructing the whisky to reveal its true heritage. Aside from identifying the various aromas and flavors, this rigorous analysis proved that the whisky was aged in American white oak sherry casks, and the peat used for the malting originated in the Orkney Islands.

The second reproduction of the original Shackleton whisky, Charles Mackinlay's "The Journey" is a more elegant and refined interpretation of the first release. This exceptional whisky is composed of Speyside, Highland and Jura malts which vary in age from eight to thirty years old. After being masterfully blended and then married in the finest sherry butts, the whisky offers delicate notes of crushed apple, pear and fresh pineapple complemented by smoke, vanilla, caramel, nutmeg and oak. The bottle and packaging have also been recreated down to the last detail - bubbles in the glass make each bottle unique, while the labels incorporate hand-lettering and labeling techniques from the early 20th century.

Product of Scotland
Alcohol by Volume: 47.3%

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