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(Fox News)   Former live-in caretaker denies drinking old whiskey valued at $102,000 from Pennsylvania mansion   (foxnews.com) divider line 61
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2013-03-28 10:44:59 AM  
 
2013-03-28 11:04:04 AM  
He said, "it was awful straight, had to mix it with Diet Coke to make it palatable".
 
2013-03-28 11:16:07 AM  
Unless the Queen dipped her balls in it, what makes any whisky worth $100,000?
 
2013-03-28 11:16:33 AM  
Well, somebody had to drink it.
 
2013-03-28 11:17:01 AM  

Bloody William: Unless the Queen dipped her balls in it, what makes any whisky worth $100,000?


52 bottles of it.

Still.....
 
2013-03-28 11:17:01 AM  

Bloody William: Unless the Queen dipped her balls in it, what makes any whisky worth $100,000?


52 bottles, so only $1962 each.
 
2013-03-28 11:17:36 AM  
Bingo!
 
2013-03-28 11:17:50 AM  
"Saunders says Hill is exaggerating the whiskey's value."

...because... he tried it and it's not that great?
 
2013-03-28 11:18:03 AM  

Bloody William: Unless the Queen dipped her balls in it, what makes any whisky worth $100,000?


There were 52 bottles of it, for one thing. That makes it $1961.54 a bottle
 
2013-03-28 11:18:34 AM  

Bloody William: Unless the Queen dipped her balls in it, what makes any whisky worth $1,950+?


mathed that for you
 
2013-03-28 11:18:36 AM  
I admire a man who can, with a straight face, employ the "I didn't steal it.  It just disappeared." defense.
 
2013-03-28 11:18:39 AM  

Wellon Dowd: Bloody William: Unless the Queen dipped her balls in it, what makes any whisky worth $100,000?

52 bottles, so only $1962 each.


DAMNIT
 
2013-03-28 11:19:02 AM  

Bloody William: what makes any whisky worth $100,000?


Some idiot paying that amount for it.
 
2013-03-28 11:19:11 AM  
The defendant's DNA was found on some of the bottles he claims he didn't drink. He suggested that it wouldn't have been safe to drink, that maybe it just evaporated, and that the plaintiff was exaggerating its value to begin with.

Sounds legit to me.
 
2013-03-28 11:19:14 AM  
The people who care for the elderly and disabled always seem to be absolute saints or the most monstrous sacks of shiat to ever rot on the earth.
 
2013-03-28 11:19:36 AM  
once again, pete and repeat were in a boat

pete fell out

who was left?


Western PA Man charged with drinking $102,000 worth of pre-Prohibition whiskey


http://www.wtae.com/news/local/Man-charged-with-drinking-102-000-wor th -of-pre-Prohibition-whiskey/-/9681086/19430164/-/dvewv0z/-/index.html" >http://www.wtae.com/news/local/Man-charged-with-drinking-102-000-wor th -of-pre-Prohibition-whiskey/-/9681086/19430164/-/dvewv0z/-/index.html
 
2013-03-28 11:20:53 AM  
..he drank 52 bottles of well-aged whiskey

Farker, out thyself.
 
2013-03-28 11:21:15 AM  
The only way I'm paying $1962 for a bottle of whiskey is if I get to lap it up out of Vanessa Hudgens' cooch.
 
2013-03-28 11:21:21 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: I admire a man who can, with a straight face, employ the "I didn't steal it.  It just disappeared." defense.


No kidding. I couldn't even get away with that when I was 8 years old.
 
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2013-03-28 11:21:36 AM  

Pinner: "Saunders says Hill is exaggerating the whiskey's value."

...because... he tried it and it's not that great?


lol
 
2013-03-28 11:23:13 AM  
from Pa. mansion

century-old Georgian mansion


Make up your mind was the mansion in pennsylvania or georgia?

Or was it a mansion in georgia from the pennsylvanian era?
 
2013-03-28 11:26:56 AM  

Bloody William: Unless the Queen dipped her balls in it, what makes any whisky worth $100,000?


Rarity. It's the market. How much would you charge if you had the only ten bottles of a Canadian whisky from a distillery that doesn't exist anymore? I take it you'd sell me the bottles at the going rate for Canadian Club? 40$ a bottle?
 
2013-03-28 11:30:16 AM  
"Had I known it was worth that much, I would have traded ONE bottle for 70 bottles of Maker's Mark, and came out ahead."
 
2013-03-28 11:32:53 AM  
 . . .52 bottles of well aged whiskey . . .

Owner Patricia Hill found the Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey in a century-old Georgian mansion she bought last year and says an expert appraised it at more than $102,000.

Wow, that's a lot of drinking evaporating

/Didn't he know to replace it with colored water/Mr Boston?
 
2013-03-28 11:35:53 AM  
Decent account of the 'caper' can be found here: http://www.rhomania.com/blog-00/bid/278799/The-Great-Rye-Whiskey-Cape r

Sounds like the hooch was stashed in the house before Prohibition hit; stuff's probably better as a collector's item than a drink. Still, 52 bottles and this guy is alive to face charges? Damn.
 
2013-03-28 11:53:37 AM  

RedT: Wow, that's a lot of drinking evaporating


Uh huh, yeah, totally. It spent 96 years sitting in bottles going nowhere, and suddenly the whole lot evaporates in just one year or so. That's not a stretch of the imagination in the least. :-)
 
2013-03-28 11:53:50 AM  
Whiskey does not improve once it's in a glass bottle... and whiskey left in a barrel too long absorbs more off-flavors and will eventually turn to syrup and become undrinkable.

Whiskey also needs to breath, which is why most bottles have a cork top.. which will cause it to evaporate over long periods of time.

To a Whiskey conneseur, I would think whiskey that old would not be valued all that much... it would be a novelty item that one would put on the shelf and never drink... so if the bottles only contained colored liquid, they would be just as valueable as if they contained real whiskey.

Just my 2 cents.... but what do I know?
 
2013-03-28 11:56:00 AM  

dwrash: Whiskey does not improve once it's in a glass bottle... and whiskey left in a barrel too long absorbs more off-flavors and will eventually turn to syrup and become undrinkable.

Whiskey also needs to breath, which is why most bottles have a cork top.. which will cause it to evaporate over long periods of time.

To a Whiskey conneseur, I would think whiskey that old would not be valued all that much... it would be a novelty item that one would put on the shelf and never drink... so if the bottles only contained colored liquid, they would be just as valueable as if they contained real whiskey.

Just my 2 cents.... but what do I know?


Came to add that about the aging.  But he would still get the money cause people are ignorant.
 
2013-03-28 12:01:00 PM  

dwrash: Whiskey does not improve once it's in a glass bottle... and whiskey left in a barrel too long absorbs more off-flavors and will eventually turn to syrup and become undrinkable.

Whiskey also needs to breath, which is why most bottles have a cork top.. which will cause it to evaporate over long periods of time.

To a Whiskey conneseur, I would think whiskey that old would not be valued all that much... it would be a novelty item that one would put on the shelf and never drink... so if the bottles only contained colored liquid, they would be just as valueable as if they contained real whiskey.

Just my 2 cents.... but what do I know?


Since personal analogy is as good as real research, about 5 years ago I was at my uncle's house and we were rifling through his liquor cabinet and came upon an old crystal bottle with a rotted cork, 1/2 full of whiskey (type unknown).  My uncle indicated that he had gotten it in 1986 from his dad's estate (apartment) when he died.

Being young and daring my husband and I tried it.

OMG!  It was soooooo smooth!  Like, the best whiskey I have ever had.

/CSB? Anyway the next time I visited my uncle he'd finished the bottle.
 
2013-03-28 12:13:09 PM  

johndalek: once again, pete and repeat were in a boat

pete fell out

who was left?


Western PA Man charged with drinking $102,000 worth of pre-Prohibition whiskey


http://www.wtae.com/news/local/Man-charged-with-drinking-102-000-wor th -of-pre-Prohibition-whiskey/-/9681086/19430164/-/dvewv0z/-/index.html" >http://www.wtae.com/news/local/Man-charged-with-drinking-102-000-wor th -of-pre-Prohibition-whiskey/-/9681086/19430164/-/dvewv0z/-/index.html


Aside from the fact that they're different stories- one concerns the fact that he's charged, and details the crime, and TFA describes a post-court appearance where he posits that they evaporated, and argues that the owner has overvalued the whisky, as well as supplying a few new quotes from the perp.

So, except for the part where it is not in fact a repeat and correctly labeled as a follow-up, you're totally right.
 
2013-03-28 12:14:18 PM  
 
2013-03-28 12:16:10 PM  
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2013-03-28 12:29:37 PM  
52 bottles of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey on the wall. 52 bottles of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey . Take one down, drink it down, 51 bottles of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey on the wall....
 
2013-03-28 12:33:41 PM  
Just to clarify something the owner was not the first to find the bottles.And the expert appraisal was done after the bottles had alleged been drunk .Saunders may have drunk from the bottles but there is no proof that they were not already opened.The appraised value was for bottles that had never been opened.The owner has no idea who opened them or when they were even opened.I am a bit curious how collectors item gets appraised after it loses its value and the original condition is unknown.That train of thought suggests a person could plant a broken or devalued antique in a home and wait to sue the next sucker who moves in.
 
2013-03-28 12:38:07 PM  
"Black Books" did it!

"Old wine...is good wine."
 
2013-03-28 12:45:09 PM  
The angels share.
 
2013-03-28 12:59:47 PM  
Must have been smooth
 
2013-03-28 01:10:21 PM  

dryknife: The angels share.


They do?
 
2013-03-28 01:10:50 PM  
52 bottles of whiskey on the wall, 52 bottles of whiskey.  Take one down and pass it around...
 
2013-03-28 01:14:18 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: dryknife: The angels share.

They do?


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2013-03-28 01:15:14 PM  
I evaporated a bottle of rum this past week. Give me a year and I could evaporate 51 more.
 
2013-03-28 01:15:47 PM  

dryknife: The angels share.


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2013-03-28 01:22:21 PM  
Sorry to rain on your parade, Farkers, but once the whiskey is out of the cask and in the bottle, it is as good as it gets.

It does not increase in quality like wine, so you might as well drink it down.
 
2013-03-28 01:23:21 PM  

fuzzy dunlop: Relevant


Fascinating. This however: "Here," I said, thinking that I was making sense. "Pour it in this Ziploc bag."
www.gagdonkey.com
 
2013-03-28 01:25:18 PM  

dryknife: Quantum Apostrophe: dryknife: The angels share.

They do?

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Damn. This, right here, is some funny stuff.
 
2013-03-28 01:25:43 PM  
My friend rented a open corner of his warehouse that was on his property to a guy. About a year later this guy was either murdered or fell and cracked his head accidentally. The Harris County Sheriff dept.said the death was suspicious.

Here is where the story gets weird. My friend was is the process of evicting him when he died. The Sheriff initially looked at my friend for the guy's death, but he was in Dallas that weekend. The next part is the bad deal for my friend. The guys family knew he was only renting a section of the warehouse, but they cleaned out all the contents saying it belonged to the dead man. My friend lost $30,000 worth of tools and equipment. My friend sued, but with the guy dead it was a no win situation. If my friend had walled off that part of the warehouse and put a lockable door he would have been protected.
 
2013-03-28 01:34:39 PM  
repeat
 
2013-03-28 01:59:11 PM  
Scottdale police charged Saunders with stealing the whiskey - by drinking it - after his DNA was found on some empty bottles.

Um...in what form?  Do I even want to know?
 
2013-03-28 02:03:46 PM  
I bet that went really good with some Red Bull
 
2013-03-28 02:09:19 PM  
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