'It is in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown'

DISCOVER A WHISKY FOR THOSE WHO AREN'T AFRAID TO GO THEIR OWN WAY

OPEN FOR ADVENTURE

Based on the antique whisky supplied to the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition

Our story begins with Sir Ernest Shackleton. 

Iconic polar explorer, and one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen.  A man whose expeditions are legendary.

Driven by the desire to conquer uncharted lands, Sir Ernest embarked on an epic journey to reach the undiscovered South Pole, leading his team on the 1907 British Antarctic Expedition.

The extreme conditions saw the Pole slip from their grasp, but they returned as heroes, making headlines around the world after breaking all records to reach 88* South. 

Shackleton’s unique ability to inspire his crew to do the seemingly impossible continues to influence others today, and his leadership techniques are widely documented and taught in the world’s best adventure and business schools.

To bolster team spirit, Sir Ernest had personally ordered 25 cases of ‘Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky’ for the Antarctic expedition.

In 2007, a century after the expedition, three cases of the perfectly preserved whisky were discovered, frozen into the ice beneath Shackleton’s base camp.

World renowned Master Blender, Richard Paterson, brought three bottles back to Scotland to uncover the secrets within this lost whisky. It is this painstaking analysis that led to the creation of Shackleton – the premium Scotch whisky that embodies the legendary explorer’s spirit today.

 

  • A new scotch whisky in honour of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

    “I wanted to capture the essence of Sir Ernest Shackleton within this whisky.”

    – Richard Paterson, Master Blender

    Inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton and his story, Richard Paterson has spent many years perfecting a new whisky.

    Shackleton Blended Malt has been expertly crafted by using a recreation of the antique Mackinlay’s as its foundation, combined with the finest Highland malt whiskies.

    Tasting Notes

    Nose

    • Vanilla
    • Toffee apple
    • Cinnamon
    • Ginger

    Taste

    • Dark sugar
    • Sweet dried fruits
    • Glazed pineapple

    Finish

    • Hot mulled wine
    • Praline chocolate with a final whisper of bonfire smoke

    Where to buy

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  • Our partner

    Tim is a leading environmental scientist, author, public speaker and record breaking adventurer who has planned and led multiple high profile expeditions in some of the world’s most extreme environments.

    In 2013, Tim led the first authentic retracing of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s  “double” - sailing a replica James Caird boat 1500kms across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island, Antarctica to South Georgia and climbing over South Georgia’s mountainous interior using the same rudimentary equipment, period clothing and technology as Sir Ernest. Regarded by many as the greatest survival journey of all time, this is the first time since Shackleton that anybody has been able to authentically recreate it.

     

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  • Supporting the Legacy

    We are proud to support the Antarctic Heritage Trust and support this legacy with a charitable donation from every bottle of Shackleton Whisky sold.