Whiskey in the Jar

February 10, 2010

I figured the idea of being snowed in was appropriate, plus who doesn’t love the song Whiskey in the Jar! 

Here’s the original song, done by the Dubliners

The story deals with two crates of Scotch Whiskey which have been buried within the Antarctic circle since the days of Sir Ernest Shackleton.  For those of you, who don’t remember the life and times of Sir Ernest Shackleton, he was one of the first men to explore the Antarctic continent, and for awhile had been a record holder as the man to get the closest to the South Pole. He; however, was not the first man to ever to get to the South Pole, that distinction belongs to a Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, who reached the South Pole in 1911.  Here is a more complete biography of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton

 These two crates of whiskey have been buried beneath the ice of one of Shackleton’s exploration huts from an abandoned exploration in 1909.  The beverage company that originally distilled this whiskey McKinley and Co, now owned by Whyte and Mackay, wish that an Antarctic drilling team will exhume the frozen whiskey from its chilled location so that they may take a sample of the whiskey, in hopes that they may examine the whiskey to discern the original recipe, which has been lost for quite some time.   There is even a thought that this hundred year old whiskey might be drinkable!

Here are two articles that discuss the find and the future exploration:
AOL’s Article and Discovery News’ Article



One Response to “Whiskey in the Jar”

  1. cho-cho Says:

    Great post. I got new perspective after read this article.will return again to seek new vision. thanks

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