Skip to comments.Team drills for century-old Scotch whiskey in Antarctica
Posted on 11/16/2009 8:36:45 AM PST by buccaneer81Edited 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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This sounds like a bad storyline quest in World of Warcraft.
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.’
Oh, the humanity.
If it was bourbon it would be worth it...
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.
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.
Well we can't let good whisky go to waste. I'll post anyway.
Is there a sign-up sheet for volunteers? I’m not familiar with the brand but I’m assuming single-malt?
Preserved in ice for 100 years, the whisky Shackleton used to keep out the cold.
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.
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...
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.
Actually, it was part of the storyline in the movie, The Hallelujah Trail.
I thought it was "usquebaugh", actually (no 'y'). So I guess it's been misspelled all around for some time.
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.
Let the whisky/women comparisons commence!
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.
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