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(CNN)   Couple finds more than 66 bottles of Prohibition-era whiskey hidden in the walls of their New York home. Couple's got this. Happy Thanksgiving   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-11-26 8:25:04 PM  
Thanks a lot Fark... I read TFA, immediately figured "Hey! The place I live LOOKS like it's about 150 years old!" So I went around ripping all the skirting off looking for hidden whiskey... Dammit there was nothing under there but critters and varmints!

On a completely different topic...Anyone know the best brand of tomato juice for bathing in?
 
2020-11-26 9:35:20 PM  

Mock26: Ker_Thwap: Purple_Urkle: Test at least 1 bottle for lead before you start chugging.

Prohibition era, could be formaldehyde for all you know.

If it was homemade hooch, yeah, but this is stuff from an actual distillery that is still in operation today.

But, stuff this old is not for drinking. It is for collecting, And according to one of the videos is valued at about $1,000 a bottle. So $66,000 if they sell it all. Heck, even if they only got $100 a bottle that is still a nice bit of change to put in your pocket.


We don't know that this stuff was made by that company, just that it has the same bottling/packaging as a company still in operation.  Being a bootlegger, and that brand being really popular for smugglers, the contents could be bathtub booze.
 
2020-11-27 12:42:10 AM  
how many more than 66? why not just put the actual number
 
2020-11-27 12:50:03 AM  

Tex570: xanadian: Gubbo: Even when new, that stuff would have been gutrot.

Pass

FTFA:  The liquor is a brand of Scottish whiskey labeled Old Smuggler Gaelic whiskey, which is still made today.

I would think that a distillery that's allegedly been around for at least 90 years wouldn't just make "gutrot," but I guess it's possible.

Still wouldn't trust it outright, though.  Even if it were still "good," the brand "Old Smuggler" elicits thoughts of the quality you'd find from such brands as "Thunderbird," "Orloff," etc.

You're assuming it hasn't been cut with rotgut to pad profits.


Or that the distillery didn't export the crappy stuff.
 
2020-11-27 1:06:58 AM  

Moniker o' Shame: "I'm like what is that? I'm very confused," he said. "I'm looking and there's hay everywhere, there's paper, and glass ... I see another package and it's this whiskey bottle.""I'm like holy crap. This is like a whiskey stash. And this is like, all of a sudden, the whole story of the bootlegger."He likes the word like.


you don't say "like"
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2020-11-27 1:31:21 AM  

zeroflight222: Mock26: Ker_Thwap: Purple_Urkle: Test at least 1 bottle for lead before you start chugging.

Prohibition era, could be formaldehyde for all you know.

If it was homemade hooch, yeah, but this is stuff from an actual distillery that is still in operation today.

But, stuff this old is not for drinking. It is for collecting, And according to one of the videos is valued at about $1,000 a bottle. So $66,000 if they sell it all. Heck, even if they only got $100 a bottle that is still a nice bit of change to put in your pocket.

We don't know that this stuff was made by that company, just that it has the same bottling/packaging as a company still in operation.  Being a bootlegger, and that brand being really popular for smugglers, the contents could be bathtub booze.


Most bootlegging was the smuggling in of products that were no longer available due to the Volstead Act. People wanted to drink what they used to drink. That was where the real money was, not in making "bathtub gin." So while it was possible this is bathtub gin the odds are greatly in favor of it being the real thing.
 
2020-11-27 12:26:20 PM  
Yeah, they'll be blind by cyber Monday.
 
2020-11-27 5:06:36 PM  

Mock26: zeroflight222: Mock26: Ker_Thwap: Purple_Urkle: Test at least 1 bottle for lead before you start chugging.

Prohibition era, could be formaldehyde for all you know.

If it was homemade hooch, yeah, but this is stuff from an actual distillery that is still in operation today.

But, stuff this old is not for drinking. It is for collecting, And according to one of the videos is valued at about $1,000 a bottle. So $66,000 if they sell it all. Heck, even if they only got $100 a bottle that is still a nice bit of change to put in your pocket.

We don't know that this stuff was made by that company, just that it has the same bottling/packaging as a company still in operation.  Being a bootlegger, and that brand being really popular for smugglers, the contents could be bathtub booze.

Most bootlegging was the smuggling in of products that were no longer available due to the Volstead Act. People wanted to drink what they used to drink. That was where the real money was, not in making "bathtub gin." So while it was possible this is bathtub gin the odds are greatly in favor of it being the real thing.


It given the desperation for booze in the US during Prohibition, I wouldn't be surprised if distilleries were shipping crappy stuff that would end up US just to rake in the cash.
 
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