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Tue, Aug-19-2014 05:00:46

'Drinkable': 200-Year-Old Booze Found in Shipwreck


A 200-year-old stoneware seltzer bottle that was recently recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea contains alcohol, according to the results of a preliminary analysis.Researchers discovered the well-preserved and sealed bottle in June, while exploring the so-called F53.31 shipwreck in Gda?sk Bay, close to the Polish coast. Preliminary laboratory tests have now shown the bottle contains a 14-percent alcohol distillate, which may be vodka or a type of gin called jenever, most likely diluted with water.The bottle, which has a capacity of about 1 liter (34 ounces), was manufactured in Ranschbach, Germany, a town located about 25 miles (40 kilometers) away from the springs of Selters water.