121-Year-Old Time Capsule Discovered In The Highlands

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Workmen replacing the Ruthven road bridge near Kingussie discovered the time capsule containing a bottle of whisky, a newspaper and a paper scroll. The newspaper is dated September 29th, 1894.


The contents of the bottle are thought to be whisky. At 121 years old – this would make it older than Shackleton’s whisky from 1909 which was discovered abandoned below a hut in the Antarctic.

In 2016, a bottle of Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky, which experts believe could be the oldest in existence was sold at a Bonhams auction house in London for £14,850. The Glenavon Special Liqueur Whisky is believed to have been bottled about 150 years ago at the Glenavon Distillery, which was located in Banffshire. The distillery, in Ballindalloch, ceased operating in the 1850s.

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