Hurtigruten’s MS Fram whisky expedition

Fram - HurtigrutenThe MS Fram expedition ship is for the second year running an experiment to see the effects that sea travel has on alcoholic drinks, having loaded a barrel of calvados on its voyages from pole to pole.

Last year, two 150-litre barrels of American oak were filled with 25-year-old Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky and firmly anchored on deck 9 for the long journey around the globe. After bottling, the whisky became available for purchase on-board and is still regularly offered during whisky tasting sessions on-board.

This year, a barrel of 25 year old calvados has been loaded onto the ship and has been crossing the world’s oceans and covering thousands of nautical miles from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle. During its voyage it will cross the equator, Arctic Circle (north and south) and the Prime Meridian.

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