S.S Politician - Whisky Galore 1940's

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S.S Politician - Whisky Galore 1940's

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A very exciting and rare bottling where you have a chance to own a piece of whisky history! The bottle comes from one of the most famous shipwrecks in history, the S.S Politician. 

The SS Politician ran aground off the shores of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides in 1941.

The salvage operation by divers, islanders, and the efforts of custom and excise officials to frustrate this, inspired the novel Whisky Galore. This was adapted for cinema in 1949 and again in 2016.

The bottle was recovered by diver George Currie, director of Currie Brothers Limited and can be seen in the picture bottom left. While working on a subsea cable repair from South Uist - Eriskay, the team located the wreck. 

George said: "As you can see with the smile on our faces, it was a great days diving". 

Everyone in the whisky world is well aware of the significance of the SS Politician, which is why its story has been adapted for cinema twice. The whisky onboard ranged from Gilbey’s, Ballantine’s, VAT 69 and more. 

This lot comes with the original poster, diving helmet and bricks from the ship. 

  • Country: Scotland
  • Region: All of Scotland
  • Type: Blended Whisky
  • Fill Level: High Shoulder
  • Lot Type: Full Size
  • Shipping Weight: 18.00 KG

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