Top 10 historical spirits discoveries

16th September, 2015 by Amy Hopkins

Lord Clive rum

Lord-Clive-rumIn May this year, it was estimated that sunken British warship the Lord Clive could hold “vast stocks” of rum dating back more than 250 years. The ship, which met its fate off the coast of Uruguay in 1763, was discovered in 2014, but Uruguyan government has only given permission for its recovery this year.

Constructed in Hull for the Royal Navy and previously named HMS Kingston, the vessel was bought in 1762 by the East India Company for use in a military campaign in Spain, but sunk during its crusade. While the contents of the ship are unknown, experts believe it will still contain the gold coins, thousands of litres of rum, 64 bronze cannons and booty the crew had earlier seized from another ship.

One Response to “Top 10 historical spirits discoveries”

  1. Dave Gunns says:

    Shackleton’s whisky????

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