Shipwreck whisky bottles fetch £12,000

Jess Bown
Whisky bottle from the shipwreck
Whisky bottle from the shipwreck

Two very special bottles of whisky fetched an incredible £12,050 in an online auction this week - despite being thought unfit for human consumption.

The bottles were salvaged from the shipwreck of the SS Politician, which sank off Eriskay in 1941 inspiring the book and film Whisky Galore.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%