Episode 227: November 22, 2009

Mackinlay’s Rare Old Scotch Whisky was one of the many brands destined to be part of the history books…until two cases of Mackinlay’s were discovered in 2006 beneath a hut used by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition from 1907 to 1909. Now, whisky lovers all over the world want to know what a whisky stored in ice for a century would taste like. We’ll hear from Al Fastier of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust and Richard Paterson of Whyte & Mackay on plans to recover the whisky from its icy home in February…and what should happen to it. In the news, Edrington Group plans to mothball Tamdhu Distillery, a new master distiller for The Glenlivet, and Whisky Magazine presents its U.S. Icons of Whisky Awards.

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Links:  Antarctic Heritage Trust | Whyte & Mackay | Edrington Group | The Glenlivet | Bonhams | The Dalmore | Loch Lomond Distillery | Scotch Whisky Association | Whisky Magazine | The Balvenie | Julio’s Liquors | BenRiach

Mark Gillespie

I'm the host and executive producer of WhiskyCast.

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