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Thursday, July 22, 2010

NZ museum thaws 100-year-old Antarctic Scotch

In this undated photo provided by Antarctic Heritage Trust via the Canterbury Museum, a whisky crate is stored beneath the floor of a hut built by British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton during his 1908 Antarctic expedition. The crate of Scotch whisky that has been frozen in Antarctic ice for more than a century is being slowly thawed by New Zealand museum officials, for analysis.