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February 06, 2010

Liquid can be heard when the crates are moved


Five pine cases of rare 101-year-old Mackinlay's Rare Old Whisky (and some brandy as well) have been discovered intact in the ice under Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic hut.

Gentlemen: We have an objective.

The crates show almost no damage from the ice and the company's stag head logo is clearly visible. The team now hopes to drill down into the ice and remove some of the century-old bottles.

Distillers Whyte and Mackay, which supplied the whisky, hope the drink can then be analysed so they can replicate the original forgotten blend.

'This is a gift from the heavens for whisky lovers," said Richard Patterson, master blender at Whyte and Mackay. 'If the contents can be confirmed, safely extracted and analysed, the original blend may be able to be replicated. Given the original recipe no longer exists this may open a door into history.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 6, 2010 01:20 PM


This is probably the most important discovery of the century..

Posted by: OregonGuy [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 6, 2010 06:13 PM