Replica reveals secrets of 100 year old whisky


The crates in situ at Shackleton's Antarctic Hut

Whisky fans can find out what the rare whisky which was discovered beneath the Antarctic hut of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton tastes like, now that it has has been painstakingly recreated after spending more than 100 years buried in the ice.

Three cases of Mackinlay’s whisky and two cases of brandy were discovered in 2007, having been left behind by Shackleton during the unsuccessful attempt to reach the South Pole in 1909.

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A touch of regal attire


Iconic fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has designed a very British addition to the Chivas 18 year old. A jacket bearing the Union Flag, created in her unique style, will adorn 2,500 bottles in a limited edition run, each priced from around £300. It ties in with the idea of luxury and class by combining one of the world leaders of popular whisky and the design of the flag from 1801 – a year to which the roots of Chivas Brothers can be traced.

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A stag and the king of the castle

The Dalmore Castle Leod

Highland distillery The Dalmore has launched a brand new whisky to help raise funds for the repair of a castle near Inverness.
Castle Leod, the spiritual home of the Clan Mackenzie, has stood for more than 400 years but is now in desperate need of repairs to the upper floors and the roof. Built in 1606, it is one of just a handful which is still occupied by descendants of the original owners.

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