Shipwreck whisky



2016-09-28 14:11:04

Winter is on its way – which means my wife and I are putting away the Pimms and turning to the whisky cabinet on a Saturday night. And oh how I'd love to have one of these bottled beauties to sample (NB. they're not safe to drink).  Because seven whisky bottles that were part of SS Wallachia's cargo when she sank in the Firth of Clyde in 1895 are going to sell in an auction.

Robert Brown, a Glasgow whisky merchant, is the man thought to have created the Scotch blends, which were bound for the West Indies.

They're expected to make £400 at Sheffield Auction Gallery.

'The fact they are being sold by the diver who recovered them certainly adds to the value,' says the auction house's Elizabeth Dashper. “I cannot stress strongly enough that this is not for human consumption.” 

Here's more on the auction:

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