The Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton is best known for his heroic expeditions in the early part of the 20th century, for his book South, and for being a key member of the The Royal Geographical Society. But in 2010 tee-totaller Shackleton became almost better known for a one-hundred-year-old unique old scotch whisky.
Neville Peat spent two summers at Scott Base, New Zealand's Antarctic station on Ross Island, in the late 1970s as a journalist and photographer. Shackleton's Whisky is his fifth book on Antarctic themes. In 2007, he was awarded New Zealand's largest literary prize, the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship for a book about the Tasman Sea (The Tasman - Biography of an Ocean, 2010). His specialist areas are geography, biography, natural history and the environment. He lives on Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, near royal albatrosses, yellow-eyed penguins and New Zealand sea lions. www.nevillepeatsnewzealand.com
"Brilliantly researched and gripping" Book of the Week, Daily Mail "Fascinating and well illustrated" The Times "fascinating...With its crystal clear prose, thoughtful research and some superb photographs this book - like the whisky - is a real treat" We Love This Book "Extraordinary" Ship Management International Magazine "Engaging" Mail on Sunday