Some very old scotch surfaces way up North
Courtesy of White and Mackay Distillers
Earlier this year, several cases of century-old whiskey were found at the site of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s South Pole
expedition of 1907. Diablo asked Shackleton’s great-great-great niece, Melissa Shackleton, a bartender at Danville’s Forbes Mill, what should happen to the hooch.
“If it were up to me, I’d give one bottle to each crew member’s family, and take two for myself,” she says. “One I’d keep, and one I’d drink—that’s why it was made in the first place.”