A century old frozen Scotch from the 1908 Antarctic expedition may still be drinkable

If you like a really chilled glass of whiskey, you better not plan a trip down to New Zealand. A crate of Scotch whisky frozen in Antarctic ice for over a century is now being defrosted in a controlled environment by New Zealand’s Canterbury Museum officials, but only for analysis, but not to sip. Recovered along with four other whisky and brandy crates, the Scotch was stored under the floor of a hut, originally built by Sir Ernest Shackleton for his Antarctic expedition in 1908.

While the four crates have been left as is, this Mackinlay’s brand of scotch whiskey might be subsequently revived and re-launched by the Drinks group Whyte & Mackay, a Scottish distillery that currently owns the brand.

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