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Century-Old Scotch Pulled From Frozen Crate

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Century-Old Scotch Pulled From Frozen Crate

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Century-Old Scotch Pulled From Frozen Crate

Century-Old Scotch Pulled From Frozen Crate

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The crate was recovered from the Antarctic hut of renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. It's been thawing gradually at a museum in New Zealand. Researchers found 11 carefully wrapped bottles of Mackinlay's Scotch whisky inside. Master blenders will to try to duplicate the original recipe.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Whiskey connoisseurs won't ever get a chance to taste a vintage that was trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a century. Liquid was heard sloshing in bottles of whiskey, when earlier this year, a crate, frozen solid, was pulled from the hut of renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The whiskey from the 1890s won't be actually opened, but samples will be extracted through the cork, to see if master brewers can duplicate the antique scotch.

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