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(WTAE)   Western PA Man charged with drinking $102,000 worth of pre-Prohibition whiskey   (wtae.com) divider line 78
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2013-03-22 09:24:56 PM  
Why the fark would you rent an apartment to someone and leave over $200,000 worth of historical whiskey in the apartment?
 
2013-03-22 09:41:15 PM  

megarian: Ummmm... Is he single? Is that wrong to ask? That's wrong to ask.

Dude, you're obviously on Fark. EIP. WIE?


How U Doiin
 
2013-03-22 09:47:56 PM  

Phaeon: Oldiron_79: GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?

I'm guessing novelty, because Whiskey doesn't age in the bottle, only in the barrel.

Or they are just retarded and think it ages in the bottle like wine

In the thread about the hundred year old whisky found in Antarctica, someone pointed out that it is interesting not because it ages in the bottle, but because it is preserved and has historical value. The whisky can show what alcohol was like in the day and, according to this one poster, its recipe could be reverse engineered in order to duplicate 1800s or early 1900s whisky or whatever year it was


And then we can party like it's 1899.
 
2013-03-22 10:01:16 PM  

Mock26: Why the fark would you rent an apartment to someone and leave over $200,000 worth of historical whiskey in the apartment?


See thats what I was asking in my post above, was the booze actually in the apartment the guy was renting? Because if it was how can they press charges on him? I don't know how rental laws work in PA, but around here if you left something like that in a place and rented it out, you would be shiat out of luck.
 
2013-03-22 10:01:33 PM  

Oldiron_79: WhippingBoy: This guy drank $102,000 worth of whiskey. What have YOU accomplished in your pathetic little life?

I've probably drank that much worth of whisky, I just did it with many more bottles of less expensive stuff


Cost is different than price though, either way, I still assume that I have smashed that total at the bar before the age of 30 and I drink Jameson and VO Gold.
 
2013-03-22 10:02:50 PM  
"It must have evaporated,  and it probably sucked anyway."

Classic explanation. Works on two levels. First, it's a "fark-you" bullshiat excuse. Second, it probably did suck, which is why the guy didn't feel bad drinking about it. He just thought it was rotgut trash and decided to help himself. Sure it's theft, I guess, but what dumbass makes that possible in his own house?
 
2013-03-22 10:33:10 PM  
There are collectors.However the value of the whiskey is based on prominence.There is no indication that owner was aware the items existed before being found.The owner can not testify to the condition of the collection.Although DNA samples show  Saunders handled the bottles, the prominence would have been lost had bottles been opened previously.The presumed value of the prominent items can never be authenticated.Therefore it has no value.Saunders may be charged with drinking the contents of the bottles.Opened whiskey from 1912 has no value other than the original purchase price.Which I'm guessing is less than $1.I'm not a lawyer but would that defense work?
 
2013-03-22 10:46:26 PM  

megarian: Ummmm... Is he single? Is that wrong to ask? That's wrong to ask.

Dude, you're obviously on Fark. EIP. WIE?


So, drinking a bunch of whiskey makes his penis attractive? No wonder I'm single...

/Although I do have all this bourbon...
 
2013-03-22 10:59:42 PM  
"I thought it was a housewarming present"
 
2013-03-22 11:05:45 PM  

85blue: There are collectors.However the value of the whiskey is based on prominence.There is no indication that owner was aware the items existed before being found.The owner can not testify to the condition of the collection.Although DNA samples show  Saunders handled the bottles, the prominence would have been lost had bottles been opened previously.The presumed value of the prominent items can never be authenticated.Therefore it has no value.Saunders may be charged with drinking the contents of the bottles.Opened whiskey from 1912 has no value other than the original purchase price.Which I'm guessing is less than $1.I'm not a lawyer but would that defense work?


the colectors market doesnt work like that

it is like saying my 1884 NO mint Morgan silver dollar is only worth a dollar because it's face value is 1 dollar
 
2013-03-22 11:43:13 PM  

puffy999: Seriously, this guy may be the biggest dick/idiot in the world.

It's not about drinking the booze under the stairs, because contractors are douchebags and do shiat like that. It's the fact that one should have been able to at least assume that the bottles were not run-of-the-mill bottles of JD from a couple of years ago.


Seriously. You know how many bottles of JD you could buy after pawning those off?!

Which would have been my ploy. Booze is useless if you can't drink it.
 
2013-03-22 11:48:30 PM  

thenumber5: 85blue: There are collectors.However the value of the whiskey is based on prominence.There is no indication that owner was aware the items existed before being found.The owner can not testify to the condition of the collection.Although DNA samples show  Saunders handled the bottles, the prominence would have been lost had bottles been opened previously.The presumed value of the prominent items can never be authenticated.Therefore it has no value.Saunders may be charged with drinking the contents of the bottles.Opened whiskey from 1912 has no value other than the original purchase price.Which I'm guessing is less than $1.I'm not a lawyer but would that defense work?

the colectors market doesnt work like that

it is like saying my 1884 NO mint Morgan silver dollar is only worth a dollar because it's face value is 1 dollar


I understand what you are saying.But there is no way to attest to the condition of bottles to begin with.If you own a item you have never seen you can not reasonably claim it to be in good condition.Especially if it is over 100 years old.
If the liquid itself holds any value(for somehow replicating it) that value would have been lost when it was opened and exposed toenvironment.The evidence suggesting Saunders isresponsible for opening the bottles is circumstantial.I think he has a reasonable chance of beating the charge.
 
2013-03-22 11:53:29 PM  

CruiserTwelve: Maybe I'm not getting it, but it sounds like they found the whiskey while rehabbing the place into a B&B, and the renter was the guy that drank 48 bottles of it. Did they just leave the whiskey there after they finished the rehab and rented the place out?


B&B= Booze and Breakfast?
 
2013-03-23 12:00:40 AM  

85blue: I'm not a lawyer but would that defense work?


Only if you got the judge drunk first.
 
2013-03-23 12:14:42 AM  
Looks more like he found it before she did and thought it was cheap swill, otherwise he would have not left and behind.
 
2013-03-23 12:23:50 AM  
Guy took a chance on going blind or getting killed drinking that much unknown whiskey. Could've been anything in there.

On the other hand the owner was an idiot for leaving such high priced stuff around a renter.

 Story is so much whargrble
 
2013-03-23 12:28:40 AM  

GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?


Because it's old.
 
2013-03-23 12:37:56 AM  

WhippingBoy: This guy drank $102,000 worth of whiskey. What have YOU accomplished in your pathetic little life?


Well, so far, I've been able to avoid being arrested for drinking $102,000 of someone else's whiskey.

It may not be much, but I'm drinking my own liquor tonight in my own house.  Cheers!
 
2013-03-23 12:47:02 AM  

JesusJuice: GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?

Because it's old.


Really? How much can I get for my Grandma?
 
2013-03-23 12:51:02 AM  

Danger Avoid Death: JesusJuice: GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?

Because it's old.

Really? How much can I get for my Grandma?


About as much as the old, empty bottle.
 
2013-03-23 12:51:30 AM  

puffy999: Seriously, this guy may be the biggest dick/idiot in the world.

It's not about drinking the booze under the stairs, because contractors are douchebags and do shiat like that. It's the fact that one should have been able to at least assume that the bottles were not run-of-the-mill bottles of JD from a couple of years ago.


He could have read the sell-by date.
 
2013-03-23 01:01:21 AM  

Summoner101: Danger Avoid Death: JesusJuice: GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?

Because it's old.

Really? How much can I get for my Grandma?

About as much as the old, empty bottle.


I'll take it.
 
2013-03-23 01:20:09 AM  
fark these people.

If it were worth $100,000 they should have had it insured.

Lock up the guy that talked.
 
2013-03-23 05:11:26 AM  
Wasn't this an episode of Castle?
 
2013-03-23 06:58:13 AM  
It's an open and shut case.
 
2013-03-23 10:05:41 AM  

Oldiron_79: GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?

I'm guessing novelty, because Whiskey doesn't age in the bottle, only in the barrel.

Or they are just retarded and think it ages in the bottle like wine


If the bottles were not perfectly sealed and some of the alcohol had evaporated over the years, the flavor could have become more concentrated.
 
2013-03-23 10:54:39 AM  

StrangeQ: Oldiron_79: GAT_00: Why the fark would a bottle of whiskey be worth $2100?

I'm guessing novelty, because Whiskey doesn't age in the bottle, only in the barrel.

Or they are just retarded and think it ages in the bottle like wine

If the bottles were not perfectly sealed and some of the alcohol had evaporated over the years, the flavor could have become more concentrated.



Found an old bottle of Chivas once...The building had once housed a bar that had went outta biz at least 20 years prior...We opened it with eager anticipation,only to discover it had turned to the consistency of syrup...I wish I could say we dealt with it as gentleman and made pancakes...But we could not meet the challenge and chucked it.
 
2013-03-23 10:15:59 PM  
I'm a bit confused... it sounds like he was renting the place, but they left a bunch of valuable whiskey under the stairs and didn't tell him not to drink it or that it was valuable?
I mean, if I moved into a house with a dusty case of whiskey left under the stairs that no one mentioned, I'd assume it was abandoned and up for grabs.
 
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