Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Shackleton’s Whiskey Safely Recovered from Antarctic Ice at Backcountry.com: The Goat

Who doesn't want a sip of this, technology aside this should calm your nerves after a long day.

"A New Zealand beverage company has successfully recovered five crates of whiskey and brandy that were abandoned on Shackleton’s failed 1908-09 ‘Nimrod’ expedition to Antarctica. I know what you’re thinking: ‘Nimrod expedition?’ Who was their PR agency? The crates had been broken open by shifting ice and a few bottles were lost, but the recovery crew was surprised to find two cases of brandy alongside the three cases of whiskey they knew were there. I predict that some of these bottles will be sold at auction and bring in nearly $15k apiece. Then those people will drink them and die, but before they die, they’ll realize that Shackleton abandoned all the booze because it was poisonous."