Two crates of Scotch whiskey about 120 years old, where recovered from under thick ice layers in Antarctica. The precious bottles where left there early last century by the explorers Ernest Shackleton and Robert Falcon Scott, who vainly tried to reach the South Pole.
The McKinlay and Co whisky was found buried under a hut built and used during Shackleton’s unsuccessful South Pole expedition between 1907 and 1909. The bottles of Mackinlay & Co where examined in Scotland and then returned to New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. In order to respect the memory of the expedition held between 1907 and 1909 the bottles will return to their original location under the Arctic ice.