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BOOK EXTRACT: Shackleton's Whisky Chapter 17 - The Abandoned Years

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Part 5 of 5: This extract details what happened to Shackleton's hut after he and his crew left it, while that case of whisky remained untouched underneath for nearly a century.

George Marston and James Murray relax at the door of the Nimrod Hut.

BOOK EXTRACT: Shackleton's Whisky Chapter 12 - Convivial in their Isolation

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Part 4 of 5: This extract describes the cramped, damp conditions Shackleton's men found themselves in once they settled into their hut at McMurdo Sound. 

Nimrod at Cowes in August 1907, bound for New Zealand and the Antarctic.

BOOK EXTRACT: Shackleton's Whisky Chapter 8 - Voyage to New Zealand

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Part 3 of 5: This extract describes the departure of Shackleton's crew from England and their voyage to Christchurch in the ageing vessel Nimrod, en route to Antarctica.

A 2012 view of Shackleton's Regent St, London office block. Photo: Neville Peat

Book Extract: Shackleton's Whisky Chapter 5 - Shackleton's Men

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Part 2 of 5: This chapter details the origins of Shackleton's 1907 expedition, and how he selected the men who would go with him. 

The Glen Mhor distillery, Inverness. Photo: Mackinlay Family Collection

BOOK EXTRACT: Shackleton's Whisky Chapter 3 - Malt Maturing

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Part 1 of 5: The origins of the Mackinlay's Scotch whisky which was found under Ernest Shackleton's hut in Antarctica 100 years after he left it. 

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Book Review: Shackleton's Whisky by Neville Peat


A riveting account of Ernest Shackleton's heroic 1907 Antarctic expedition, and the remarkable recovery a century later of a case of malt whisky left under his hut.

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