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Shackelton’s 100-Year-Old Scotch Finally Thaws In New Zealand Museum

25 Jul

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Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, caught in an ice pack in the Weddell Sea off Coats Land during his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914. (Picture: Courtesy of the Royal Geographical Society; photograph, Underwood and Underwood, New York)

In this undated photo provided by Antarctic Heritage Trust via the Canterbury Museum, a whisky crate is stored beneath the floor of a hut built by British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton during his 1908 Antarctic expedition. The crate of Scotch whisky that has been frozen in Antarctic ice for more than a century is being slowly thawed by New Zealand museum officials, for analysis not to be tasted. (Caption: Associated Press)


Read more about Shakelton: Encyclopædia Britannica

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