Whisky buried by Ernest Shackleton expedition recreated





A whisky buried beneath a hut used by explorer Ernest Shackleton during his unsuccessful expedition to reach the South Pole has been recreated.

Distillers Whyte & Mackay, which owns the MacKinlay whisky found in 2007, hopes to sell 50,000 bottles at £100.

A percentage of the price will go to the Antarctic Heritage Trust, which recovered five cases of whisky.

Samples of the Shackleton whisky were analysed at Whyte & Mackay's Invergordon distillery.

The Glasgow-based company's master blender Richard Paterson then spent eight weeks blending a range of malts to get a replica of the 100-year-old Mackinlay's liquid....



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