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I've been trying not to buy any more Scotch... - Mark's Journal
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mhaithaca
I've been trying not to buy any more Scotch...
...but at "just" £100 for a 700ml bottle, this is not something I'm going to pass up.

Now that's a healthy pour!If you're not in a clicking mood, 50,000 bottles have just been released of Whyte & Mackay's careful reproduction of the whisky from the bottles of Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt that were left behind by Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition over a century ago. Shackleton and his team abandoned several crates of the stuff when they fell short on their attempt to reach the South Pole, and three crates were unearthed (well, I guess "uniced") in 2007.

Richard Paterson, W&M's master blender, has spoken pretty glowingly of the stuff, so I'm really looking forward to tasting his recreation.
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f4f3 From: f4f3 Date: October 3rd, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was at a tasting with Richard just before he got his sample of this stuff - he was very excited.
Still, £100 for a blend? :)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: October 3rd, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes, I admit I'm not proud of the idea at the conceptual level. This would likely be the first time I've ever bought a blend, not counting stocking runs when I was buying for my fraternity. (Even then, I might have bought other whiskies than Scotch blends for mixing purposes.)
f4f3 From: f4f3 Date: October 3rd, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember trying to look really impressed when a friend brought out a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue. It was a very nice blend, but...

The tasting with Richard was in the White and Mackay HQ in Glasgow. A brilliant tasting suite, and he is a charming rogue.
kaitl From: kaitl Date: October 3rd, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Passed this info on to Kelly, my roommate from college whose husband is a Scotch aficionado.

:)
retrev From: retrev Date: October 4th, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll have to drive out to Ithaca and beg on your doorstep! "Please sir, may I have another?"
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: March 31st, 2012 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Come by for a taste! Not sure I posted about it at the time, but my parents kindly gave me a bottle as a holiday gift.
belindashort From: belindashort Date: October 5th, 2011 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I really need to get this
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: March 31st, 2012 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Come by for a taste! Not sure I posted about it at the time, but my parents kindly gave me a bottle as a holiday gift.
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