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SS Politician

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  1. The SS Politician was an tonne cargo ship which left Liverpool on the 3rd February laden with amongst other things , bottles of whisky, bound for Kingston in Jamaica and New Orleans. The whisky was for the American market and therefore no duty had been paid.
  2. A rather snazzy bottling of The S.S. Politician Whisky Galore blended Scotch whisky, named after novel based on the true life events of The S.S. Politician running aground and having its cargo (whisky) liberated (taken). This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like .
  3. Precious cargo: the SS Politician foundered off Eriskay 75 years ago Seventy-five years ago today, on the morning of 5 February, , the SS Politician was heading north past the Outer Hebrides, having cast off from Liverpool two days earlier.
  4. - The SS Politician When author Compton Mackenzie wrote "Whisky Galore" about the aftermath of the SS Politician, loaded with whisky, being wrecked on the island of "Little Todday" in the Hebrides, he could not have anticipated how successful it would be, including being made into a film (titled "Tight Little Island" in the US).
  5. Aug 09,  · A rare bottle of whisky from the shipwreck that inspired Whisky Galore is expected to be sold tomorrow for at least £10, The bottle, salvaged from the wreck of the SS Politician, which ran.
  6. 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 The salvage operation by divers, islanders, and the efforts of custom and excise officials to .
  7. Feb 25,  · The whisky bottles were salvaged from the wreck of the SS Politician The cargo ship was loaded with 28, cases of Scotch bound for the American market when .
  8. Aug 05,  · Whisky Galore has been many things: a novel, a successful British comedy film, and a less successful remake. But before all of .

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