Drilling for Scotch whiskey on frozen...

Drilling for Scotch whiskey on frozen continent

There are 15 comments on the The Wichita Eagle story from Nov 16, 2009, titled Drilling for Scotch whiskey on frozen continent. In it, The Wichita Eagle reports that:

The drillers will be trying to reach two crates of McKinlay and Co. whiskey that were shipped to the Antarctic by British polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton as part of his abandoned 1909 expedition.

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da hump

Ridge Spring, SC

#1 Nov 16, 2009
hiram has returned !

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#2 Nov 16, 2009
Wow. And I thought I was an alchoholic.
diesel mechanic

Turmero, Venezuela

#3 Nov 16, 2009
drill babe drill!

“When you treat a kitty right,”

Since: Sep 09

you will be the cat's meow.

#4 Nov 16, 2009
This seems an appropriate historical anthropology expedition to me!

BTW, the true story of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition when they were iced in and their eventual rescue is one of awe.
IMFHO

Sarasota, FL

#5 Nov 16, 2009
Leave bottles of 100 year old Scotch behind for "historic" reasons? So it's OK to leave your crap lying around the Antartic because in 100 years it will be of historical significance? I sure hope Dow and Dupont don't get wind of this idiotic proviso. How silly can our governments get? Hmm, maybe if we could just replace the bottles with an equivalent amount of Cutty Sark... it's not like the fish are going to know the difference.
weaselovercome

West Springfield, MA

#6 Nov 16, 2009
If it's not a single malt, I hope the scotch is a mahogany colored dark blend from oloroso sherry casks, a smooth 35 years old, cask time, with a great nose, and slow legs. With water I hope it has a an aftertaste of toffee,butter,burnt pecans and dark chocolate.
My shot of choice for sippin'. Best of all, when imbibed by itself, scotch is the only kind of alcohol that causes no hangover. DRINK AT HOME. KEEP THE COPS AT DUNKIN' DONUTS.

“Political partisanship is....”

Since: Jun 08

"deplorable"...on both sides..

#7 Nov 16, 2009
And if they find it, it'll STILL taste like sh!t...

Since: Aug 08

Hamburg, NY

#8 Nov 16, 2009
To Sir Ernest Shackleton hip, hip hooray......and I'll drink to that............to the drillers good luck Ima rootin for ya cause I seen the gov't spend a lot of money on dumber things......cheers
Chap A Quiddick

Annapolis, MD

#9 Nov 16, 2009
Great Teddy's ghost, what'll they think of next?

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#10 Nov 17, 2009
Slow Hand Luke wrote:
This seems an appropriate historical anthropology expedition to me!
BTW, the true story of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition when they were iced in and their eventual rescue is one of awe.
True. But you'd think that after being stuck on the vessel for a year, they would have finished the whiskey.

“a Jedi craves not these things”

Since: Sep 09

Rogers, AR

#11 Nov 19, 2009
IMFHO wrote:
Leave bottles of 100 year old Scotch behind for "historic" reasons? So it's OK to leave your crap lying around the Antartic because in 100 years it will be of historical significance? I sure hope Dow and Dupont don't get wind of this idiotic proviso. How silly can our governments get? Hmm, maybe if we could just replace the bottles with an equivalent amount of Cutty Sark... it's not like the fish are going to know the difference.
Yea, leave it for history?? WTF? Perhaps they can leave empty bottles then! This is a fascinating article - I will have to follow this!

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#12 Nov 19, 2009

“a Jedi craves not these things”

Since: Sep 09

Rogers, AR

#13 Nov 19, 2009
Ozzie wrote:
bob..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =Fg6YC2AXqQoXX
its all good..
LOL Those old "It doesn't get any better than this" shorts were actually pretty funny at first, but then they started to get really gay! Comics would say that a bunch of guys in a mountain cabin together thinking that "it doesn't get better..." were doing something more than just drinking beer!

The new Jameson's commercial is now my all time favorite whiskey adverstisment of all, or any other beverage for that matter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Snark Attack

Chicago, IL

#14 Nov 19, 2009
If it was from Scotland it is spelled whisky not whiskey.

“a Jedi craves not these things”

Since: Sep 09

Rogers, AR

#15 Nov 19, 2009
Snark Attack wrote:
If it was from Scotland it is spelled whisky not whiskey.
True, they misspelled it in this article. I think it was written by an American. I just read the same basic article from a UK writer that spelled it correctly. I see that a lot with Canadian writers too - even though Canadian whisky traditionally drops the "e" as well I have noticed Canadian citizens spell it both ways - it may be American influence, I am not sure.

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