What does the name Ernest Shackleton mean to you? If you answered, “veteran of three British expeditions to the Antarctic and one of the principal figures of the period known as the heroic age of Antarctic exploration,” then congratulations, proceed directly to the top of the class. However, if you answered, “glass-raising good boss”, you’d also be right, a fact celebrated by Shackleton Whisky.
If you know your history, you’ll know Sir Ernest liked to treat his crew to the occasional drop of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky. In fact, a stash was found buried at the base camp of his 1907 expedition, the bottles perfectly preserved by the ice some hundred years later. After months of analysis by master blender Richard Paterson, a recreation of the antique tipple was used to inspire Shackleton Whisky, a new premium blended scotch – the go-to festive drop with ice this Christmas.
To celebrate the launch of the new whisky, Shackleton is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Shackleton Whisky adventure pack, including a bottle of Shackleton Whisky, a Lomo Instant Automat Glass camera, a copy of South, the first-hand account of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s epic Endurance expedition, and a pair of enamel Shackleton mugs. To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is answer the below question.
The Lomo Instant Automat Glass camera was gifted by The Photographers’ Gallery.
Please drink Shackleton Whisky responsibly.