Thursday, February 11, 2010

Shackleton's Whiskey: FOUND

So, three crates of Whiskey (and two bottles of Brandy) have been discovered beneath the floorboards of Ernest Shackleton's hut in Antarctica. You might remember when I wrote about Shackleton's ship (from a different one of his three attempts at reaching the North Pole) being frozen in the ice.
Interestingly, one of the big pluses from this find is that the company that originally made the whiskey is hoping to be able to reverse-engineer the recipe they used 100 years ago, which was apparently lost. Huh.

Anyway, that'd be a sweet birthday present, right?


Lisa Jane Persky said...

Yes! I read about this. Fantastic, isn't it? Shackleton was a fascinating character. If you want to read one of the best true adventure stories ever read "Shackleton's Boat Journey" by Frank Worsley. It will give the unearthing of this whiskey even more meaning.

Chase said...

our company uses the Shackleton expedition as one of our big motivational stories about teamwork and leadership and dogs or something. I've been through it more than a few times while wearing a tie.