Three bottles of especially aged whisky have been returned to Scotland after more than a century in Antarctica. The bottles are linked to famed explorer Ernest Shackleton's South Pole expedition in 1907.
The intact bottles were brought back to Scotland by private jet Monday. They had been found last year underneath a rustic hut used by Shackleton during his dramatic excursion.
The Mackinlays whisky will be studied and tasted in a lab for six weeks before being returned to Shackleton's hut. The lab findings will be sent to the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
The whisky has been gradually thawed by museum officials in New Zealand and will be tested in Scotland by the brand's owner, Whyte & Mackay, which took over Mackinlays some years ago.