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Charles Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky

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Our tale starts in 1907, when legendary examiner Ernest Shackleton contacted the Glen Mhor Distillery to question for twenty-five cases of their Mackinlay’s Rare Ancient Raised ground Malt – a ten year ancient whisky which was recognizable as one of the classic Raised ground malts of its day. The distillery was pleased to oblige and even bent a in memories mark to honor the event, which read “Individually set for the British Cool Expedition 1907 – Ship Patience”. You see, at that time Shackleton was schooling to chat the name of his ship from “Nimrod” to “Patience”, but he eventually lost appeal in the thought. Even if, time was a thing so in Distinguished 1907, Shackleton late from London on the Nimrod, with the mislabeled “Patience” whisky steadily stored beneath the decks.

The Nimrod at home in Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound on January 29th, 1908. Upstairs hallway at Cape Royds, the team battled tiresome circumstances for days as they struggled to build shelter and bring their gear and equipment to shore. When they were everlastingly customary at their base camp, the team started their methodical work and ongoing schooling their long journey to both the South Pole and the Attractive South Pole. Shackleton and three team members late in November 1908 and started the tiresome march south – a journey which brought the men to the edge of undernourishment. They eventually fall small of their goal by less than 100 miles. Even if, the legendary leadership skills of Shackleton ensured that all four men returned steadily and were back on board the Nimrod by early March 1909. As the chill sea ice started to form and the blizzards returned, the expedition promptly sailed for home, leave-compelling in the rear many of their confidential equipment – counting numerous crates of the Mackinlay’s Rare Ancient Raised ground Malt.

Now quick forwards to February 2007, when two crates of whisky were exposed in Antarctica by a team from the New Zealand Cool Heritage Trust – a group dyed-in-the-wool to preserving the description of the province. Even if the discovery sparked the appeal of copious world organizations, the crates could not be indifferent from Antarctica due to global protocols. So the crates remained enclosed in ice until early 2010, when the Cool Heritage Trust was contracted consent to take out one of the cases. It was promptly rushed to the Canterbury Museum where it took two weeks to fully thaw out and soothe the whisky. After carrying out a fussy breakdown of the wrap, it was deemed that the whisky was the very same Mackinlay’s Rare Ancient Raised ground Malt that was distilled in 1897 and bottled in 1907 exclusively for Ernest Shackletons’ Nimrod expedition to Antarctica.In January 2011, three bottles of this rare whiskey were returned to Whyte & Mackay, the owners of the Mackinlay brand. It was transferred by confidential jet to the Whyte & Mackay’s Invergordon Moral fiber Laboratory, where Master Liquidizer Richard Paterson, and his adept team spent numerous weeks in the laboratory nosing, tasting and deconstructing the whisky to expose its right heritage. Aside from identifying the innumerable aromas and flavors, this rigorous breakdown proved that the whisky was 47.3% alcohol, was aged in American white oak sherry casks, and the peat used for the malting originated in the Orkney Islands.

Inspired by their breakdown, the team embarked on the challenge of recreating this rare whisky, and the consequence is exceptional. This thorough reproduction of the first is an complicated blend of Speyside (Longmorn, Benriach, Glenfarclas, Mannochmore, Tamnavulin and Glenrothes), Raised ground (Balblair and Pulteney) and Jura malts which have been sensibly elected for their point feeling profiles. This masterful amalgamation is collected of malts unreliable in age from eight to thirty years ancient, which have been married in the finest sherry butts. The ensuing moral fiber is complicated, aromatic and refined, donation delicate notes of crushed apple, pear and fresh pineapple complemented by smoke, vanilla, caramel, nutmeg and oak. The pot and packaging have also been recreated down to the last point – foam in the glass make each pot only one of its kind, while the marks incorporate hand-calligraphy and cataloging techniques from the early 20th century. Only 50,000 bottles were bent, so add Mackinlay’s Rare Ancient Raised ground Malt to your pool today.

Cheers from DrinkUpNY!

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