jvd99 Posted February 19 Share Posted February 19 In 1854 a passenger steamer called the Westmoreland sunk in northern Lake Michigan and 280 barrels of bourbon went down with it. The shipwreck has been located and plans are to salvage the whiskey barrels. The big question is, is there anything left in the barrels and if "yes," what would it taste like? Whoever found the shipwreck is certainly hoping the bourbon is there and drinkable because he'll stand to make a hefty profit from the sunken treasure. I'll go out on a limb and say there's probably just water in those barrels, and even if there were some whiskey left, it's probably a bit overoaked, being 170 years in the barrel. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradjaphe/2023/02/19/american-whiskey-salvaged-from-170-year-old-shipwreck-could-be-worth-millions/?sh=33bc9d383a14 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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