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Alfred Dunhill Antarctic Whisky Cabinet

The closest you'll get to drinking with Shackleton

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The Alfred Dunhill antarctic whisky cabinet is a soon-to-be heirloom that any fan of fine booze and craftsmanship can appreciate — even if few on this earth could ever afford such an extravagance. The three bottles included in this set are faithful replications of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt Whisky from the 1907. In case you missed the news, back in 2010, three cases of Whyte & Mackay whiskey from Ernest Shackleton’s 1907 Nimrod Antarctic Expedition were discovered, after being frozen solid at minus 22 for nearly a century. These treasured bottles were returned shortly after to the famed Whisky maker for analysis by their master blender, Richard Paterson.

Watch a video documenting the recreation process and learn more about the special cabinet after the break.

Besides the ultra-rare spirit, the hand-crafted Dunhill oak cabinet is also a sight to behold. Inside, a hand-carved marquetry depicting a map of Antarctica serves as a worthy reminder of the Whisky’s origins. The case also contains every possible luxury drinking accessory imaginable including a British lead crystal glass decanter, four handmade lead crystal glasses, leather coasters and a sterling silver water carafe, ice bucket, tongs, and hip flask fill funnel. Topping it all off is a rare 1909 first edition copy of The Heart of the Antarctic book, which chronicles Shackleton’s experiences.

All you’ll need is a spare $56,500 to bring home the set. If that just made you gulp, bottles of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt are available for a mere $175.

Buy Now: $56,500

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Ben Bowers is the chief content officer and co-founder of Gear Patrol.
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