A hoard of a century-old whisky has been discovered beneath the Antarctic base camp of explorer Ernest Shackleton.
Experts hope the three crates will help them recreate the original recipe for modern Scotch lovers.
Richard Paterson, of Whyte and Mackay – who supplied the Mackinlay’s whisky for Shackleton – said it was “a gift from the heavens.” He added: “If the contents can be analyzed it will open a door to history.”
A New Zealand team took four years to reclaim the spirits from under the hut used by Shackleton’s men on their failed 1907-1909 Polar trek. Short of supplies they turned back 160 km from their goal.