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Shackleton has hidden bottles of whisky to commemorate discovery of Endurance

Bottles of the blended whisky have been hidden in a bid to get fans to find their spirit of adventure.

Published: March 15, 2022
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To commemorate the discovery of one of the world’s most famous shipwrecks, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, Shackleton Whisky has hidden 15 bottles in some of the UK’s most remote places, inviting people to get into the spirit of adventure. 

Polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ‘Endurance’ was discovered off the coast of Antarctica, more than a century after ​its disappearance.

Explorers and researchers have been battling freezing temperatures to locate the lost vessel, with the find described as “a milestone in polar history”. 

Shackleton Whisky is a Blended Malt based on the spirit supplied to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907 Nimrod expedition, and discovered in 2007, more than 100 years later, perfectly preserved and encapsulated in ice at his Antarctic basecamp.

In honour of the ‘Endurance’ discovery, Shackleton Whisky has physically hidden 15 bottles at sites found on its ‘off-grid’ map, created to allow adventure seekers the opportunity to escape the online world and be completely offline.  

To claim a bottle, all you need to do is venture to one of the locations and quote ‘endurance’ to a team member on site.  

Kenny Nicholson, Head of Modern Spirits at Shackleton Whisky, said: “To find Shackleton’s Endurance after over a century is absolutely incredible and a huge moment in history.

"As one of the greatest explorers of all time, we are thrilled that his vessel has been found, and so well intact.  

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“The Shackleton Whisky is inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton’s adventurous spirit – he truly believed that it’s in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown.

"To commemorate his adventures and celebrate the discovery of Endurance, we’re challenging people to find a bottle of whisky in some of the most remote and off-grid retreats and raise a dram to the great Sir Ernest Shackleton.” 

To find a full list of Shackleton’s off-grid retreats, head to the off-grid map.  

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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