I gave this Shackleton scotch, plus an Aberlour, as an xmas gift, so didn't get to try them, myself. After reading dismal reviews & tons of unresolved BBB complaints about other stores & spirits shippers, I was very nervous about shipping from IL to AZ. Buying & shipping from the Liquor Barn couldn't have been easier! Took a week & I received status updates, plus a tracking #. Both bottles arrived intact & were enjoyed by the recipient. I will order from this company again & recommend them. On a side note, I also sent the related book "Shackleton's Whiskey" by Neville Peat. Interesting story.