The week in pictures

5th January, 2018 by Owen Bellwood

Whisky lovers around the world will no doubt have celebrated the new year with a dram of their favourite malt.

However, a trio of Antarctic explorers hosted the most extreme Hogmanay celebration as they toasted the start of 2018 with a dram of Scotch 140 nautical miles away from the South Pole.

At midnight Antarctic time, Barney Swan, Kyle O’Donoghue and Martin Barnett toasted the new year in their tents with a dram of whisky from the Ardgowan distillery, which they had been carrying in their packs since the expedition began 41 days before.

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