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11-16-09, 05:42 PM #1
Drilling for whiskey in the arctic
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — 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.
Whyte & Mackay, the drinks group that now owns McKinlay and Co., has asked for a sample of the 100-year-old scotch for a series of tests that could decide whether to relaunch the now-defunct Scotch.
Workers from New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust will use special drills to reach the crates, frozen in Antarctic ice under the Nimrod Expedition hut near Cape Royds.
Al Fastier, who will lead the expedition in January, said restoration workers found the crates of whiskey under the hut's floorboards in 2006. At the time, the crates and bottles were too deeply embedded in ice to be dislodged.
The New Zealanders have agreed to try to retrieve some bottles, although the rest must stay under conservation guidelines agreed by 12 Antarctic Treaty nations.
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."
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11-16-09, 05:51 PM #2
I'd sample it. Neat of course, not on the rocks.Verified Libra- There sure are a lot of people born in August around here.
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11-16-09, 08:42 PM #3
They should just leave it for another few thousand years--even more mystique then!
11-16-09, 09:07 PM #4SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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11-18-09, 12:54 PM #5
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11-18-09, 03:49 PM #6
11-18-09, 05:24 PM #7
I wouldn't mind trying a sip or two, straight up of course'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
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