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Mackinlays Rare Old Highland Malt The Journey Review

MacKinlays the journey Sometimes there are some utterly special whiskies, this whisky is one of them, for the story behind this whisky if nothing else.

The Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malts are re-creations of the original malt whisky shipped to Antarctica in 1907 by the explorer Ernest Shackleton to fortify his 'Nimrod' expedition.

The story of how several wooden crates of this precious whisky were abandoned to the Antarctic winter in early 1909, then rediscovered over a century later, is one that celebrates the enduring spirit of both man and malt. You can read all about the journey and re-discovery on this site, and they also reveal how this unique whisky was carefully re-created.

Bottles of this The Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt The Journey and The Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt The Discovery are available to purchase from The Whisky Exchange

Tasting Notes & Details


very light peat smoke, gentle like the whiff of smoke when passing a house with a coal fire, citrus fruits especially lemons, cereal notes with light wheat, like a soft weetabix with warm milk.


wheat and gentle light smoke, more lemon citrus and slight chinese all spice


gentle and relaxing with a spicy tang

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Mackinlays Rare Old Highland Malt The Journey
Age: NAS
ABV: 47.30
Distiller: Whyte & Mackay
Bottler: Whyte & Mackay
Type: Blend
From: Scotland, No Defined Scottish Region
Posted: 14/01/2013 by Tom

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