In the early years of the 20th century, Sir Ernest Shackleton led one of the most famous expeditions to the Antarctic, overcoming tremendous obstacles to ensure that all of his men returned home safely. That expedition is one of the greatest stories of exploration and leadership in history and has inspired aventurers across the world ever since.
Shackleton ordered 25 cases of Mackinlay's Rare Old Malt Whisky to take on his expedition of 1907. In 2007 eleven in tact bottles containing this perfectly preserved whisky were recovered from under the ice beneath Shackleton's base camp.
This has inspired master blender, Richard Patterson to create this Shackleton whisky as a personal and deeply felt project. He has compined the best Highland malt whiskies, allowing them to marry over a long period to create and enigmatic blended malt with a dash of body and a whisper of smoke. It has complex notes of vanilla, honey and orchard fruits with real warmth and depth at it's heart like Shackleton himself.