Wee dram with a difference

17:55, Feb 10 2013

Cantabrians can wrap their lips around a second reproduction of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic whisky at a tasting next month.

Mackinlay's The Journey, the second replica of the whisky that was recovered from the South Pole, was released last October by Scottish distillery Whyte & Mackay.

In 2010, New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust conservators found three crates of whisky buried in ice under the floorboards at the Cape Royds hut that Shackleton used for his failed 1907-09 South Pole expedition.

Three of the crate's 11 bottles were sent to Whyte & Mackay for analysis and replication in 2011.

The distillery's first replica sold out within a year.

Whisky expert Michael Fraser Milne, Shackleton's Whisky author Neville Peat and Antarctic Heritage Trust executive director Nigel Watson will be at the event to talk about the whisky's journey.

The tasting will take place from 3.30pm to 5pm on March 2 at Whisky Galore.

Entry is by gold coin donation, with proceeds going to the Antarctic Heritage Trust.


The Press