Top 10 historical spirits discoveries

16th September, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

SS Regina Scotch whisky

SS-ReginaInitially Pulled from the wreck of Canadian steamer SS Regina completely in-tact in 1986, bottles of Scotch whisky and Champagne dating back more than 100 years were auctioned in the US in 2013. They had been trapped in the vessel, which sank on in the Great Lakes between Michigan and Ontario, since 1913. It is thought the steamer encountered difficulty during the infamous three-day 1913 snowstorm across the expanse, which resulted in the death of more than 250 sailors.

Among the submerged bounty were three bottles of Whyte & Mackay and two bottles of Dewar’s Scotch whisky, along with 20 bottles of champagne from G.H. Mumm and Co. and Clicquot. It is not thought the bottles were fit for consumption.

One Response to “Top 10 historical spirits discoveries”

  1. Dave Gunns says:

    Shackleton’s whisky????

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