Scientists Recreate Shackleton’s 100-Year Old Whiskey

on 16/01/12 at 5:58 pm

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Scientists drew Shackleton's whisky from its bottle with an oversized needle (Journal of the Institute of Brewing)

Further proof that science is amazing: Scottish researchers have painstakingly worked to recreate the 100-year old whisky that explorer extraordinaire Ernest Shackleton brought with him on an Arctic voyage in 1907, and the successful results are now available by the bottle for your drinking pleasure. How did they do it?

The Journal of the Institute of Brewing breaks it down all scientific-like, most of which we don’t really understand, but we definitely get the “sniffing and tasting” part. Fun fact: there was so much alcohol in Shackleton’s bottle that it never froze over the many years it spent in Antarctica, where wintertime temperatures hover around -32.5°C. The recreated finished product actually includes some of the rare remaining whisky from Glen Mohr distillery, where Shackleton’s bottle was made, which was sadly torn down in 1986.

Procure your very own bottle (especially if you’re a lady!) of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt for about $125, right this way.

SOURCE: The Gothamist

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