Sunday, February 07, 2010

100 Year Old Scotch - On the Rocks

First I think it is great that Ernest Shackleton took so much liquor with him to Antarctica. Explorers' century-old whisky found in Antarctic -
Five crates of Scotch whisky and two of brandy have been recovered by a team restoring an Antarctic hut used more than 100 years ago by famed polar explorer
Ice cracked some of the bottles, they hope to retrieve at least some of the whiskey.


wickedmess said...

There's a man who knew what the secret of survival ~ do what you love and be sure to take along plenty of good booze!

Anonymous said...

Nitpick here: whisky ages in barrels. Once you transfer it to the bottle it stops and is only as old as it was when it was first put into the bottle, however long it happens to be in that bottle.

So this isn't 100 Year Scotch.

GunGeek said...

Back in the day folks took lots of booze on sailing ships. Not necessarily Scotch, but the weaker alcoholic drinks tend to provide much needed hydration without turning green like barrels of water would.

I'm thinking in a particularly cold environment that there would be a use for liquids that didn't freeze until they got a lot colder than 32 degrees.