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Preserved in ice for 100 years, the whisky Shackleton used to keep out the cold March 9, 2007

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Preserved in ice for 100 years, the whisky Shackleton used to keep out the cold | News | This is London
They say whisky matures with age…but leaving it embedded in the Antarctic ice for almost 100 years may be going a bit far.

Two cases of MacKinlay’s Rare Old Whisky that Ernest Shackleton’s team abandoned on their failed 1908 expedition to the South Pole have been uncovered intact.

The pine cases were discovered by a conservation team excavating ice from beneath the hut where Shackleton and his men sheltered from the long, savage winter. They showed almost no damage from the ice and the company’s stag’s head logo is clearly visible.

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1. vettiliveinnorthcote - March 9, 2007

amazing! i’m partial to a good scotch, and can’t help wondering what it tastes like…


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