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Old 03-13-2009, 07:47 PM   #5
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Just a quick note of reference, Nelson died in 1805, 9 years before Ross in 1814, so Nelson died before Ross. Stories appear to vary between brandy and rum as the preservative of choice. The guide I had while visiting HMS Victory last year said it was brandy Nelson was pickled in, but several other sources say it was rum. Both arguments have merit. I like to think it was rum, especially as the British Navy hated the French, so why would they use brandy? Also a hoggshead barrel looks big enough to fit a small sailor in!!!!
However, could this be considered spiced rum with this extra additive??????
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