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Explorers' century-old whisky found in Antarctic
Associated Press ^ | Fri Feb 5, 4:49 am ET | unknown

Posted on 02/05/2010 5:57:24 PM PST by Redcitizen

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century.

Five crates of Scotch whisky and two of brandy have been recovered by a team restoring an Antarctic hut used more than 100 years ago by famed polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Ice cracked some of the bottles that had been left there in 1909, but the restorers said Friday they are confident the five crates contain intact bottles "given liquid can be heard when the crates are moved."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: History; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; shackleton; whiskey
Wonder how much each botle wpuld sell for given its age and or historical value?
1 posted on 02/05/2010 5:57:24 PM PST by Redcitizen
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To: Redcitizen

Century-old scotch? That’s enticing enough that even Ted Kennedy will dig out of his grave to get his hands on.


2 posted on 02/05/2010 5:59:54 PM PST by max americana
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To: Redcitizen

These guys knew how to travel.


3 posted on 02/05/2010 6:02:14 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Redcitizen

More than its weight in gold.


4 posted on 02/05/2010 6:03:29 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: max americana
Ted Kennedy will dig out of his grave to get his hands on.

For scotch? Wouldn't a Kennedy drink Irish?
5 posted on 02/05/2010 6:04:29 PM PST by redheadtoo
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To: Redcitizen

Did these guys know how to party or what?


6 posted on 02/05/2010 6:04:51 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: max americana

Shackleton was one of the greatest leaders of all time. Read the story of his expedition and then think of weak metrosexuals that women and their feminized men elect.

http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfred-Lansing/dp/078670621X


7 posted on 02/05/2010 6:05:35 PM PST by achilles2000 (Shouting "fire" in a burning building is doing everyone a favor...whether they like it or not)
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To: Raycpa

It’s how they kept warm. After a few shots, the northern lights looked reeeal good.


8 posted on 02/05/2010 6:06:42 PM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: max americana
Please don't even joke about him coming back..
9 posted on 02/05/2010 6:07:31 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
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To: max americana
Probably not very good hooch by this time, but I'd gladly hoist a glass to toast explorers who really took their fate into their own hands. May their tribe prosper.
10 posted on 02/05/2010 6:08:08 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Redcitizen

This is a pretty interesting story. I hope there is a follow up on how well it tasted......


11 posted on 02/05/2010 6:08:48 PM PST by beericus (Putting the cool in conservatism, dip in the hip and a glid in the stride.)
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To: achilles2000

Reading that very book right now. Incredible stuff.


12 posted on 02/05/2010 6:09:25 PM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Redcitizen

I want it!


13 posted on 02/05/2010 6:13:27 PM PST by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: fatnotlazy

Real men drank Whiskey back then, not some lowfat city beer.


14 posted on 02/05/2010 6:13:47 PM PST by Redcitizen (Zot-choo!!)
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To: rdl6989

Its a neat whiskey story. ( pun alert)


15 posted on 02/05/2010 6:17:05 PM PST by Redcitizen (Zot-choo!!)
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To: Redcitizen

wow.


16 posted on 02/05/2010 6:22:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Redcitizen

I always take my scotch neat.


17 posted on 02/05/2010 6:22:58 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

you must be a neat person. =)


18 posted on 02/05/2010 6:25:18 PM PST by Redcitizen (Zot-choo!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

ping


19 posted on 02/05/2010 6:38:02 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Redcitizen

Real men and explorers...Not today’s worry warts over climate change and the “feelings” of animals and plants.


20 posted on 02/05/2010 6:54:03 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Redcitizen

Neatness counts!


21 posted on 02/05/2010 7:00:26 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: redheadtoo

“For scotch? Wouldn’t a Kennedy drink Irish?”

Papa Joe bootlegged Scotch whisky during Prohibition. Scotch and Irish whisky’s are of course quite similar in taste, and many would not be able to tell which was which...unless it was Black Bush from the Bushmills distillery (oldest licensed in the world) in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.


22 posted on 02/05/2010 7:24:15 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: Redcitizen

A warship of the day carried more rum than fresh water.


23 posted on 02/05/2010 7:25:00 PM PST by wrench
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To: swain_forkbeard

LOL!!


24 posted on 02/05/2010 7:32:58 PM PST by Redcitizen (Zot-choo!!)
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To: rdl6989
I always take my scotch neat.

Sure you wouldn't prefer on the rocks? It is the Antarctic, after all. Ice, we've got!

25 posted on 02/05/2010 7:51:23 PM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Redcitizen

Didn’t these guys all perish there? This might shed some light on what happened. Maybe they all got plastered and on a whim decided to get naked and run outside their hut and make snow angels or something. Who knows. Hard liquor + deathly cold = maybe not so good an idea.


26 posted on 02/05/2010 7:52:32 PM PST by MCH
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To: Redcitizen

People knew how to live back in the day. I envy their freedom and spirits.


27 posted on 02/05/2010 7:55:46 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west))
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To: stevio

It’s how they kept warm. After a few shots, the northern lights looked reeeal good.

you can’t see the Northern lights from Antarctica


28 posted on 02/05/2010 8:11:50 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but interested and informed)
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To: Raycpa

must be where Pelosi got the idea of traveling with booze.


29 posted on 02/06/2010 5:47:01 AM PST by oldindependent
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To: max americana
Century-old scotch? That’s enticing enough that even Ted Kennedy will dig out of his grave to get his hands on.

My nomination for post of the week...

30 posted on 02/06/2010 5:51:39 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Redcitizen
I think Scotch only ages while still in the cask, once it is bottled it done aging. The historical value must be incalculable.

Sir Ernest Shackleton, right

31 posted on 02/06/2010 6:08:28 AM PST by One_Upmanship
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32 posted on 02/06/2010 9:50:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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