Shackleton Whisky

Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

A rich, full of flavour blended malt whisky that is inspired by the spirit of adventure.

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About Shackleton

Shackleton is based on an antique blend of Mackinlay’s Highland Malt Whisky, the spirit supplied to the 1907 British antarctic expedition. In this year, Sir Ernest Shackleton led one of the most famous expeditions to the Antarctic, overcoming hundreds of miles of open sea, treacherous weather, and steep mountain ranges all by himself to ensure that all of his men returned home safely. That expedition is one of the greatest stories of exploration and leadership in history, and has inspired adventurers across the world ever since. Before his expedition, Sir Shackleton ordered 25 cases of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky to take with his crew. In 2007, eleven intact bottles containing this perfectly preserved whisky were, rather incredibly, recovered from under the ice beneath Shackleton’s base camp. This brand is a tribute to this now sacred find.

This is one of the few blended malt whiskies that they recommend pairing with a lot of ice.
Shackleton teamed up with the UK’s top adventurers to identify the best offline locations and staycations.
On 14 February 2019, deteriorating weather and ice conditions forced the Weddell Sea Expedition to abandon their quest to find the Endurance, mimicking what happened to the Endurance itself.


To understand Shackleton Whisky you must first hear the story on which it was founded on, and the heroics of the man Sir Ernest Shackleton. To reinforce his team’s morale on their Antarctic expedition, Sir Ernest Shackleton ordered 25 cases of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky. Incredibly, three cases of the perfectly preserved whisky were found below the ice beneath Shackleton’s base camp at Cape Royds. His expedition’s aim was to be the first group to reach the South Pole. His group reached further south than anyone before, but they had to turn away due to extreme weather. But he is even more famous for his attempt at traversing Antarctica for the first time. His ship Endurance became frozen in the ice, but rather than accepting his fate, he sailed 720 miles in a rescue boat, traversed a mountain range, and then chartered a rescue boat back to his waiting crew. Against huge odds, he returned each member of his five-strong crew back home.

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Shackleton is known for flavours of...

Fiery Ginger