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"My Heart is in the Highlands" Malt Whisky Package

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Estimated Value
900 USD to Live Event Bidder
Number of Bids
13  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"The Enduring Spirit," Mackinlay's Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky

A stunning re-creation of the original malt whisky shipped to Antarctica in 1907 by Ernest Shackleton to fortify his "Nimrod" expedition. Abandoned to the Antarctic winter in early 1909, three wooden crates of fine Mackinlay's malt, originally distilled at Glen Mhor Distillery in Inverness, were buried in the ice beneath Shackleton's hut. The original crates were unearthed a century later by the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust. In 2010, a single crate was flown to Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand, for conservation. Heralded as "a gift from heaven for whisky lovers," this original and long-lost malt provided the inspiration and critical insight for Mackinlay's re-creation.

Limited U.S. Allocation. 750ml/43.7%. Bottle painstakingly created to ensure all bubbles and imperfections in the original glass were replicated. Box hand-crafted from New Zealand pine. Label lettering and paper replicated to simulate original. Mackinlay's is a registered trademark of Whyte & Mackay Limited.

Whisky Value: $200, limited allocation.

Read more about "The Enduring Spirit" in the New York Times Article about the recreation or view this YouTube video.


Whisky Package also includes...

Single Malt Consultation & Tasting with Elliott Fishbein, Town Wine & Spirits

Private consultation and tasting for you and two others with Elliott Fishbein, named the "Professor of Malt" by Beverage Business and "Retail Leader of the Year" by Market Watch. Your single malt consultation at Town Wine & Spirits will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Held at Town Wine & Spirits

Before your tasting and consultation, read about the art and craft of Scotch whisky blending in Richard Paterson's book Goodness Nose: The Passionate Revelations of a Scotch Whisky Master Blender (Glasgow: Neil Wilson Publishing, 2008). Paterson, master blender of Whyte & Mackay provides a journey though the Scottish landscape while revealing insights on the craft of Scotch whisky. Paterson reveals unpublished classifications of component malt and grain whiskies for blending, some of which are almost 100 years old. Out of print book.

Special Instructions

Town Wine & Spirits 

Elliott N. Fishbein, President

179 Newport Avenue, East Providence, RI 02916

(401) 434-4563  |

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