Nearly 1,000 bottles of liquor salvaged from decades-old shipwreck in Baltic Sea

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Boatload of booze discovered at bottom of Baltic Sea
Nearly 1,000 bottles of decades-old liquor were discovered among a sunken shipwreck by divers in the Baltic Sea.

BALTIC SEA (KABC) -- Nearly 1,000 bottles of decades-old liquor were salvaged by divers from a sunken ship in the Baltic Sea.

The underwater treasure included 600 bottles of cognac and another 300 bottles of Benedictine liqueur, a brand now owned by Bacardi. The booze is what's left of a Swedish cargo ship that was sunk by a German submarine in 1917.

The crew escaped but the bottles remained intact for just over a century. What isn't clear, however, is if the alcohol is still suitable to drink.