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Mackinlay's Shackleton Blended Malt Scotch Whisky


Quite delightful.  Smells of vanilla, ginger, and dutch apple with a floral hint.  First taste is of muscovado sugar and honey, dried cherries, apricots, mandarin orange and pineapple with a sweet dark chocolate glaze and finishes with a very light (very light) peat smoke.  Absolutely delightful.

This is patterned after Mackinlay’s Rare-Old Highland Malt Whisky taken on Earnest Shackleton's 1907 expedition to Antarctica.  In 2007 several bottles of the Mackinlay's Scotch were found at Shakelton's base camp, perfectly preserved.  A master brewer then tried to recreate the elixir... and, according to accounts, succeeded pretty darned well.  I can't testify to that, only to the excellence achieved.  
This is a great "get together" Scotch... good for deep discussions on the transdimensional implications of warp drive with a great cigar or pipe and good low background music from Brahms or Beethoven.
... and world peace...

Oh yeah,  and it's cheap, too...
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* ( Eduardo once passed out in the barn.....had the fragrance of manure and oats...) *    







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Clyde Mays 110... Alabama Style Whiskey...
Nice, sweet bouquet (unlike anything Eduardo ever drinks) that has an odd afternote, nutty flavor with tastes of butter, caramel, apple, molasses... all with a real "kick".  Different, to say the least.  Some will hate it, some will find it intriguing.  
Highly mixable... I think it would probably make a fantastic Manhattan.  David Allen Coe would probably drink it straight from the bottle.  
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Naked Grouse... No longer a part of the Famous Grouse line, now standalone.  However, I believe it is an improvement.  I tried Naked Grouse a number of years back and it was good, but perhaps a little sweeter than I admired in a Scotch.  This is different.
A first whiff gives nuts and cherries... first taste is chocolate, pecans, caramel, and a slight note of peat.  The finish is long on rich dark cherry and lingering peat.  Not sweet, but smooth.  It is a blend of fine Scotches and in the mixture finds the best of them. 
This is a keeper, one to enjoy while reading a fine story ("The Forever War" or "The Marching Morons"), enjoying a fine cigar, listening to The Moody Blues at moderately high volume.
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anyone who likes the colorless stuff could never appreciate a fine Scotch... probably a genetic thing
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Well my brother in law gave me a bottle of Macallan Gold for Christmas... I shall raise a wee dram to you all!
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To Eduardo, a quart bottle is a wee dram...
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