£1,500 - Rare spirit goes on sale

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A BOTTLE of whisky recovered from a wrecked ship that inspired the film Whisky Galore! could fetch more than £1,500 at auction.

It was one of about 240,000 bottles of whisky onboard the SS Politician after it ran aground off Eriskay in the Western Isles in 1941.

The bottle will go up for sale in Lewes, East Sussex, today.