07. February 2014 · Comments Off on AN EXPERIMENT IN POLAR SEASONING – HURTIGRUTEN`S “MS FRAM WHISKY PROJECT” · Categories: ENGLISH CRUISE RELEASES, GENERAL · Tags: , , , ,

Whisky Expert gives Lectures During Two Itinerary visits to Scotland.

Hurtigruten’s expedition ship takes Whisky to both Poles in “MS Fram Whisky Project”

Hurtigruten’s expedition ship takes Whisky to both Poles in “MS Fram Whisky Project”

Two barrels of decades-old single malt whisky are now counted among the precious cargo of Hurtigruten’s expedition ship, the MS Fram. In an effort to further enhance the quality of this fine single Highlands malt scotch, the American oak barrels will ride along as guests of the ship for nearly a year before being bottled with their own unique label, the “MS Fram Expedition Whisky.” Although the name of the distiller remains a secret, it can be disclosed that it has a near multi-century history of producing some of the world’s finest whiskies. The voyage began in Hamburg in October with bottling expected to take place in July 2014.

On their voyage aboard the expedition ship, the two 150-liter barrels will journey across four seafaring lines: the northern and southern polar circle, the zero meridian and the equator. MS Fram captain Arild Harvik notes that Hurtigruten’s hope is that the continuous rolling wave movements, temperature changes and sea air will further improve the excellent quality of the single malt. After a voyage of more than 78,000 miles, the cask-strength whisky will be bottled directly from the barrel in a limited edition of no more than 200 bottles per barrel. Hurtigruten expects to begin selling the bottles, which will come with a whisky diary and certificate, in the expedition ship’s shop beginning this fall. Guests will also be able to sample the “MS Fram Expedition Whisky” at the onboard bar.

Built in 2007 with a mission to bring guests unforgettable experiences, the MS Framwill offer two springtime voyages that focus on the topic of whisky and its origins. The 12-day “British Isles in Spring” itinerary departs April 24 and features such destinations as Scotland, Ireland and England. Rates for this voyage start at $3,577 per person, double. The 13-day itinerary titled “The Viking Route” focuses on Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland. This voyage departs on May 13, with rates starting at $4,236. Both journeys begin in Bergen, Norway and are accompanied by a Scottish lecturer and whisky expert, who is keen to share his broad knowledge and expertise about his home country and its national drink.

Information source: Hurtigruten US

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