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Team drills for century-old Scotch whiskey in Antarctica
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 16, 2009 | NA

Posted on 11/16/2009 8:36:45 AM PST by buccaneer81

Edited on 11/16/2009 8:37:55 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A beverage company has asked a team to drill through Antarctica's ice for a lost cache of some vintage Scotch whiskey that has been on the rocks since a century ago.

The drillers will be trying to reach two crates of McKinlay and Co. whiskey that were shipped to the Antarctic by British polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton as part of his abandoned 1909 expedition.


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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: antarctica; drillhere; drillnow; godsgravesglyphs; scotch; shackleton; whiskey

1 posted on 11/16/2009 8:36:46 AM PST by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81
Drill, baby, drill.
2 posted on 11/16/2009 8:38:53 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Obamalaise - the new mood for America.)
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To: buccaneer81

This sounds like a bad storyline quest in World of Warcraft.


3 posted on 11/16/2009 8:40:00 AM PST by rarestia (Confutatis maledictis, voca me cum benedictis)
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To: rarestia

No, that would be

‘Drat! Some penguins ate my requistion token for some fine dwarven ale. You need to sift through anything they, uh, left behind and see if you can find my token.’


4 posted on 11/16/2009 8:42:38 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: buccaneer81
I can't believe some lame antiquities act would prevent that precious nectar from repatriation.

Oh, the humanity.

5 posted on 11/16/2009 8:47:54 AM PST by paddles
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To: buccaneer81

If it was bourbon it would be worth it...


6 posted on 11/16/2009 8:49:53 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: buccaneer81

Please dear God let me know when these are available. I had some wine at Le Bec Fin, in Philadelphia a few years ago.

It was pulled from a wreck in the ocean and pre-dated our Constitution. Very expensive, as it was rare and very good. I think... We did drink quite a bit that evening.


7 posted on 11/16/2009 8:50:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

LMAO! Good point. And don’t forget that you’ll get some timed trinket that you have to use on a snow mound near Ironforge.


8 posted on 11/16/2009 9:13:10 AM PST by rarestia (Confutatis maledictis, voca me cum benedictis)
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To: buccaneer81
No way, I was about to post a article about this with more history involved.

Well we can't let good whisky go to waste. I'll post anyway.

9 posted on 11/16/2009 9:15:18 AM PST by BGHater ("real price of every thing ... is the toil and trouble of acquiring it")
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To: buccaneer81

Is there a sign-up sheet for volunteers? I’m not familiar with the brand but I’m assuming single-malt?


10 posted on 11/16/2009 9:16:04 AM PST by GunningForTheBuddha (*Racecard* Expr: 01/20/2009)
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To: buccaneer81


I bid one hundred Quatloo for a single shot of it when found ...
11 posted on 11/16/2009 9:17:02 AM PST by Scythian
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To: BGHater
ooopps. Nevermind.

Preserved in ice for 100 years, the whisky Shackleton used to keep out the cold.

 
11/04/2009 6:03:37 PM PST · by GSP.FAN · 35 replies · 1,205+ views
MailOnline ^ | 03 March 2007 | Peter Gillman
They say whisky matures with age...but leaving it embedded in the Antarctic ice for almost 100 years may be going a bit far.
 

Whisky on (Antarctic) ice: Ernest Shackleton...left a stash at the bottom of the world.
 
10/26/2009 6:07:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 43 replies · 1,909+ views
Global Post ^ | October 26, 2009 | Emily Stone
CAPE ROYDS, Antarctica — This spit of black volcanic rock that juts out along the coast of Antarctica is an inhospitable place. Temperatures drop below –50 Fahrenheit and high winds cause blinding snowstorms... But if you happen upon the small wooden hut that sits at Cape Royds and wriggled yourself underneath, you'd find a surprise stashed in the foot and a half of space beneath the floorboards. Tucked in the shadows and frozen to the ground are two cases of Scotch whisky left behind 100 years ago by Sir Ernest Shackleton after a failed attempt at the South Pole. Conservators...
 
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12 posted on 11/16/2009 9:19:01 AM PST by BGHater ("real price of every thing ... is the toil and trouble of acquiring it")
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To: buccaneer81

As it is scotch the AP should spell it right - ‘whisky’, no ‘e’. We invented it and the rest of the world spells it wrong.


13 posted on 11/16/2009 9:30:07 AM PST by PaForBush
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To: KarlInOhio
Hope they measure the annular ice rings, so we know how long ago they were really put there.
14 posted on 11/16/2009 9:35:24 AM PST by D Rider
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To: rarestia
This sounds like a bad storyline quest in World of Warcraft.

Actually, it was part of the storyline in the movie, The Hallelujah Trail.

15 posted on 11/16/2009 9:38:17 AM PST by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: PaForBush
As it is scotch the AP should spell it right - ‘whisky’, no ‘e’.

I thought it was "usquebaugh", actually (no 'y'). So I guess it's been misspelled all around for some time.

16 posted on 11/16/2009 9:44:01 AM PST by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: buccaneer81

Some Scott is going to show up with the original receipt, saying his dad, and his dad’s day all said it was theirs, bought and paid for, and to make sure to claim it when found.


17 posted on 11/16/2009 9:44:58 AM PST by Leisler (We don’t need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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To: buccaneer81
Somebody call the Temperance League. Sounds like a great remake of "The Hallelujah Trail"
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"WHISKY!...I have a vision!"
18 posted on 11/16/2009 9:49:43 AM PST by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo.)
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To: buccaneer81
Fastier said he did not want to sample the contents. "It's better to imagine it than to taste it," he said. "That way it keeps its mystery."

Let the whisky/women comparisons commence!

19 posted on 11/16/2009 10:36:15 AM PST by atomic_dog
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To: PaForBush

Sorry to be hurtin’ your feelings but it was the Irish who first brought Wiskey to the isles. The very word is from Old Irish.


20 posted on 11/16/2009 10:39:49 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: rarestia
This sounds like a bad storyline quest in World of Warcraft.

Don't be silly!

But if you have 450 in engineering and make the trinket there is this daily in Icecrown....
21 posted on 11/16/2009 12:49:57 PM PST by TalonDJ
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To: buccaneer81

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22 posted on 01/18/2010 3:37:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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assorted Antarctica topics, various lists, culled from S0122017's "in forum" page:
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