A replica of the whisky that Ernest Shackleton took on his South Pole expedition in 1907. Recreated by the legendary tastebuds of Richard Patterson after two cases were discovered in the ice in 2007. Light honey, straw gold and shimmering highlights. Soft, elegant & refined. Delicate aromas of crushed apple, pear and fresh pineapple arouse the senses. The spirit is exciting and vibrant with attractive notes of oak shavings that release hints of buttery vanilla, creamy caramel and nutmeg. A whisper of marmalade, cinnamon and even a tease of smoke, ginger and muscovado sugar completes this spectrum of delight. With a generous strength of 47.3% this gives the spirit plenty of impact on the palate but in a mild warming manner. Harmonious and exhilarating. Whispers of gentle bonfire smoke slowly give way to spicy rich toffee, treacle and pecan nuts. These enticing flavours linger lovingly on the palate but are soon combined by a sensual, complex array of creme brulee, orange rind and freshly baked bread. It is a remarkable tapestry of tantalising taste sensations which truly rewards the palate. Accolades I think the replication is absolutely bang on. Richard has done a great job as it’s a very tricky whisky to replicate. I’m blown away! Dave Broom (The only independent whisky expert who tasted the original and the replica !) I do know that this is stunning, a world class 90 plus whisky. If anyone ever wants to understand the sophisticated nature of great blending this is it.