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The True Story of "Whisky Galore"

In February 1941, a ship carrying nearly 30,000 cases of whisky was wrecked off a Scottish island.

In February 1941, a ship carrying nearly 30,000 cases of whisky was wrecked off the Scottish island of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides. The islanders began to salvage the bottles from the wreck - and the incident later became the inspiration for the film "Whisky Galore".

Photo: An assortment of bottled whisky is displayed at Glenkinchie distillery March 13, 2008 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Tue 18 Feb 2014 08:50GMT

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  • Tue 18 Feb 2014 08:50GMT

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