Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Long Lost Scotch Not Good

PASADENA, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A famous stash of long, lost scotch may not be as tasty as people think.

Long ago, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton went on a failed expedition to the Arctic and left behind crates of scotch on the premises.

Now, the company that made that scotch is embarking on a journey to uncover Shackleton’s old poison, but they may not like what they find.

According to Andrew Smith from lascotchclub.com, the freezing temperature the scotch has been in for the past 100 years would do little to preserve it.

Smith says scotch is ideally kept at room temperature and after being opened only keeps its quality for a year-and-a-half.

In ideal conditions, scotch starts to deteriorate after about 60 years.

Smith says that even if the lost booze were in pristine condition it wouldn’t be any better than “that cheap stuff you’d find in a plastic bottle,” because quality standards were much lower in Shackleton’s times.

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