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Shackleton

Shackleton
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34.99
2019 World Cocktail Championships - 4th Place Highball Whisky

Shackleton
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Category: Blended Malt Scotch

Date Tasted:
Country: Scotland
Alcohol: 40%
Gold color. Aromas of buttered apple cake, caramel, banana-oat cakes, clover blossom, and heather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-length lemon cordial, cinnamon, toasted nuts, and cacao nibs finish. A rich and chewy malt that will be delicious in all manner of cocktails from highballs to Rob Roys.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich
Aroma Aroma: buttered apple cake, caramel, banana-oat cakes, clover blossom, and heather
Taste Flavor: lemon cordial, cinnamon, toasted nuts, and cacao nibs
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Rob Roy, Rob Roy, Blood & Sand
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and chewy malt that will be delicious in all manner of cocktails from highballs to Rob Roys.

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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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