New Zealanders Drilling for Whiskey in Antarctica

A group of explorers from New Zealand are traveling to a campsite of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1909 Antarctic expedition in the hopes of finding whiskey left behind beneath the floorboards of a shelter:

Among the supplies British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton abandoned on his unsuccessful 1909 expedition to the pole were two crates of the now extinct rare old brand of McKinlay and Co whisky.

Now Whyte & Mackay, the drinks giant that owns McKinlay and Co, has asked for a sample of the drink for a series of experiments, the Telegraph newspaper reported in London.

The New Zealanders will use special drills to free the trapped crates and rescue a bottle from the crates, discarded near the Cape Royds hut used by the Nimrod expedition, or at least draw off a sample using a syringe.

The crates were discovered in January 2006, but the bottle couldn't be removed as they were too deeply embedded.


Link via Discover | Image: NASA

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You'd probably be right, fish tick. I chose it not because it directly related to the story, but because the scenery related to the story.

With copyright restrictions, that was the best that I could do.
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