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Shackleton

Shackleton
Blended Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34.99

Shackleton
Blended Highland Malt Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Clear amber color. Aromas of cinnamon rooibos tea, clover flower and sliced apples, honey, and wet grain with a round, vibrant, fruity medium body and a warming, medium-length caramelized plum, tobacco and milk chocolate, lush field after the rain, and fruit cake finish. A rock-solid blended malt scotch that will make a super-satisfying highball.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Herbal
Aroma Aroma: cinnamon rooibos tea, clover flower and sliced apples, honey, and wet grain
Taste Flavor: caramelized plum, tobacco and milk chocolate, lush field after the rain, and fruit cake
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey and Soda, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rock-solid blended malt scotch that will make a super-satisfying highball.

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Blended Malt Scotch

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Serve in a Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass
A blended malt Scotch is not a blend from one distillery, but rather a Scotch whisky made from different single malt whiskies made by several distilleries. The difference between a blended Scotch whisky and a blended malt Scotch whisky is that the former has grains other than malted barley, while a single malt, as per the name, is produced solely from this one grain.

There are various production methods as far as aging with the blended malt Scotch whiskies and various levels of quality, with some produced for mixing with soda or in elegant cocktails, while the finest are meant for sipping in a small snifter. Most of them, given their heritage, have a smoky, peaty character with notes of honey, roasted nuts and a touch of pepper and other spices.

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