Do you remember hearing about whisky that was found frozen in the Arctic a few years ago? Well, long story short, explorer Ernest Shackleton left the whisky there during his expedition to the South Pole in 1907. You can read more about it here. The bottles were discovered in 2007 when a group of explorers were following Shackleton’s journey. The whisky they found was bottled and blended by Chas. Mackinlay & Co. and it’s now available to you as a Limited Edition release: Mackinlay’s “Shackleton” Rare Old Highland Whisky.
Let me make one thing perfectly clear. This Mackinlay’s is not the actual whisky they found in the permafrost. It’s a “replica” release, which means the distillery blended the whisky to taste exactly like this historic Scotch. Only 500 bottles were released into the US and I was lucky to get more than my fair share. I can honestly say this is one of the best packages I have seen in a long time. The picture does it no justice. And it’s not just pretty. The Malt Advocate rated it 92pts. They will be on sale for $144.99/bottle. I’m not saying that’s cheap, but I thought it was going to retail for about $300/bottle. It’s a collectors item, folks. Jump on them while they are available because 500 bottles isn’t a lot.
All alcohol shipped to NJ is subject to 7% NJ sales tax. We reserve the right to limit quantities while supply lasts. Prices effective August 3rd, 2011 thorugh August 10th, 2011. Prices in this ad are set by Shoppers Vineyard, Clifton, New Jersey ©2011