Mackinlay’s Rare Old Scotch Whisky was one of the many brands destined to be part of the history books…until two cases of Mackinlay’s were discovered in 2006 beneath a hut used by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition from 1907 to 1909. Now, whisky lovers all over the world want to know what a whisky stored in ice for a century would taste like. We’ll hear from Al Fastier of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust and Richard Paterson of Whyte & Mackay on plans to recover the whisky from its icy home in February…and what should happen to it. In the news, Edrington Group plans to mothball Tamdhu Distillery, a new master distiller for The Glenlivet, and Whisky Magazine presents its U.S. Icons of Whisky Awards.
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