No whisky for you
- rworange Aug 14, 2010 09:27 AM
"A crate of Scotch whisky that was trapped in Antarctic ice for a century was finally opened Friday — but the heritage dram won't be tasted by whisky lovers because it's being preserved for its historical significance."
This seems like a real shame. It seems like at least one bottle should be tasted.
I don't think it should be sold ... as some rich person would wisk it away and that would be that.
However, there should be a group of people who give it a try and let the rest of us have a virtual taste.
While it should be people who know good Scotch, it shouldn't only be celeb foodies. One or two everyday people should be included in the group.
Well, that is what would happen if I had any say in the matter.
I read an account of Jacques Cousteau finding a case of previously unknown rum on a dive and simply sharing it with the crew. That would be the better choice for how to deal with such a dividend of riches IMHO. Granted saving a few bottles for whisky experts would also be an excellent plan.
Gotta love that one of the world's greatest explorers survived on whisky and pemmican. No power bars for Shackleton.
I don't think it should be sold ... as some rich person would wisk it away and that would be that. However, there should be a group of people who give it a try and let the rest of us have a virtual taste.
I see this as a GREAT charity event - open up a few bottles for anyone who wants to pay to try it, and all of the monies donated goes to charity.
Wow - they're returning the 11 bottles to under the floorboards of Shackelton's Antarctica hut.