Shackleton’s whisky recovered from South Pole

Published on February 8th, 2010 | by Admin

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As a follow-up to this article, five 100-year-old crates of Scotch whisky and brandy that were taken to the South Pole by Ernest Shackleton’s expedition have been recovered.
They were buried beneath Shackleton’s Antarctic hut, built in 1908 for a failed expedition to the South Pole.
Some of the crates have cracked and ice has formed inside, which means experts will face a delicate task in trying to extract the contents.
The ice-bound crates were first discovered three years ago.
The master blender at whisky company Whyte and Mackay said the find was a “gift from the heavens” for whisky lovers.
Richard Paterson, whose firm supplied the Mackinlay’s whisky for Shackleton, said: “If the contents can be confirmed, safely extracted and analysed, the original blend may be able to be replicated.

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Five 100-year-old crates of Scotch whisky and brandy that were taken to the South Pole by Ernest Shackleton’s expedition have been recovered. [Related post]

They were buried beneath Shackleton’s Antarctic hut, built in 1908 for a failed expedition to the South Pole.

Some of the crates have cracked and ice has formed inside, which means experts will face a delicate task in trying to extract the contents.

The ice-bound crates were first discovered three years ago.

The master blender at whisky company Whyte and Mackay said the find was a “gift from the heavens” for whisky lovers.

Richard Paterson, whose firm supplied the Mackinlay’s whisky for Shackleton, said: “If the contents can be confirmed, safely extracted and analysed, the original blend may be able to be replicated.

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