Lord Nelson in brandy and not rum

Surgeon William Beatty controversially put the body of Admiral Horatio Nelson in brandy (a stronger spirit) and not rum as most people expected.  Calling rum “Nelson blood”is inaccurate.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-scandalous-decision-to-pickle-admiral-horatio-nelson-in-brandy?utm_source=Atlas+Obscura&utm_campaign=d286799fcf-Newsletter_2_23_20162_22_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_62ba9246c0-d286799fcf-60962289&ct=t(Newsletter_2_23_20162_22_2016)&mc_cid=d286799fcf&mc_eid=a58ea5cd8b

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