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Shackleton's Scotch: You Don't Have to Freeze to Death to Enjoy It

March 21, 2012

Tags: Ernest Shackleton, Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt

You may not have the resources to mount an expedition to Antarctica, but you can drink like the explorers who got there.
In 1907, Ernest Shackleton and his men set out for the South Pole on their ship, the Nimrod. They were forced to evacuate in 1909, about 100 yards from reaching the Pole. Even more heartbreaking, they had to abandon a stash of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Whisky, leaving it under a floorboard in their expedition hut. (more…)