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Treasure from the deep...the bottles are brought back to the surface in 1970.<br />
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A pair of unique bottles of whisky salvaged from a shipwreck that prompted a humorous book and film after locals tried to hide them from customs officers have emerged for sale for £9,000.<br />
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When the SS Politician was grounded in a storm in 1941 with 28,000 cases of whisky in its hold, opportunistic islanders on Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides decided to plunder the cargo.<br />
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But heavy-handed customs officers dynamited the ship rather than let the locals get their hands on any more of the whisky and even prosecuted some of the raiders.<br />
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Remarkably one of the bottles being put up for auction is heavily encrusted with 'blast debris' from the explosion.<br />
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The two bottles are now being sold by Wright Marshall Ltd, based in Knutsford, Cheshire on September 5.