Last updated on June 30th, 2017 at 12:09 pm

MacKinlay Shackleton Whisky

Liquor powerhouse Whyte & Mackay last year launched the new MacKinlay Shackleton Whisky, a recreation of scotch whisky which was originally produced for none other than Ernest Shackleton’s adventure to the Antarctic in 1907.

Officially titled MacKinlay’s ‘The Journey’ Whisky has been developed and is being sold to raise funds for the Antarctic Heritage Trust (AHT), who actually found an original bottle of MacKinlay’s Shackleton Whisky in a hut within the Antarctic. It is hoped this new whisky will raise some half a million pounds for AHT which will be used for the conservation of expedition bases on the Antarctic as well as research, and a web based education programme about the great explorer.


Although MacKinlay Shackleton Whisky tastes exactly the same as the original, it does contain slightly different malts and is packaged in straw just like the original bottles found under Shackleton’s hut. To find out more head over to




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