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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 12:18:05 PM  
21 votes:
Again?!  This guy has found whiskey every few months for the last year or so.
 
2020-11-26 4:35:40 PM  
14 votes:
I would've sensed that within hours of moving in.  Maybe minutes.
 
2020-11-26 12:37:55 PM  
12 votes:

Ker_Thwap: Again?!  This guy has found whiskey every few months for the last year or so.



And he's become exceedingly good at it.
 
2020-11-26 3:44:41 PM  
11 votes:
66 bottle of booze in the wall
66 bottle of booze
take one out
pass it about
65 bottles of booze in the wall
 
2020-11-26 5:11:06 PM  
7 votes:
That's more than four tens, and that's *hic*
 
2020-11-26 4:43:29 PM  
7 votes:
Nice peaty, repeaty flavor to it...
 
2020-11-26 5:19:26 PM  
5 votes:
Man, when I moved into my fixer upper in Minneapolis and a started renovations, all I found were jars of Chicken & Wild Rice soup in the walls.
 
2020-11-26 5:03:51 PM  
5 votes:
More than 66.  So, 67, or 1200?
 
2020-11-26 4:35:08 PM  
5 votes:
"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.
 
2020-11-26 6:57:40 PM  
4 votes:

Dork Gently: Resident Muslim: chitownmike: Resident Muslim: It's amazing that the place was lucky enough that for all of these years, did not ever catch on fire once.

How is that amazing and whose to say it didn't?

You don't think that all of that alcohol would have ignited and burnt the place down?

It's not likely that a bottle would get anywhere near the autoignition temperature of ethanol, which is almost 700 °F, so whatever stayed in bottles would be safe. If the bottles were oriented so the cork stayed wet, very little alcohol (or anything else inside) would escape to possibly ignite.  If the cork dried out, the alcohol would still evaporate and pass through the cork very slowly, slowly enough that it wouldn't be a significant danger.  Screw top bottles are arguably more dangerous, but also much newer than these.

tl;dr: Bottled booze isn't an independent fire hazard, although it might contribute to a house that was already burning down.


that's why i insulated my house with linseed oil-soaked rags instead
 
2020-11-26 4:47:40 PM  
4 votes:

IANALINFLORIDA: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Makes you wonder what happened to the people who hid it.

They actually talk about that towards the end of the article


You mean i have to go beyond the first 2 or 3 paragraphs?
 
2020-11-26 4:24:26 PM  
4 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: More than 66? So... 67?


Perhaps they were disguised as sheep, and they fell asleep.
 
2020-11-26 8:25:04 PM  
3 votes:
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 6:22:30 PM  
3 votes:
mmojo

I have a bunch of prohibition whisky I pulled out of a rum-runner shipwreck. Tastes like shiat.

Harold? Elmo?

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2020-11-26 4:38:43 PM  
3 votes:
I have a bunch of prohibition whisky I pulled out of a rum-runner shipwreck. Tastes like shiat.
 
2020-11-26 4:07:30 PM  
3 votes:

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.
 
2020-11-27 1:06:58 AM  
2 votes:

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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2020-11-26 5:09:22 PM  
2 votes:

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.


When I read prohibition I heard moonshine
 
2020-11-26 4:56:57 PM  
2 votes:

skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: IANALINFLORIDA: skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Makes you wonder what happened to the people who hid it.

They actually talk about that towards the end of the article

You mean i have to go beyond the first 2 or 3 paragraphs?


What articles?
 
2020-11-26 4:20:02 PM  
2 votes:
More than 66? So... 67?
 
2020-11-27 12:42:10 AM  
1 vote:
how many more than 66? why not just put the actual number
 
2020-11-26 7:52:08 PM  
1 vote:

skipping non-voting comment in contest thread: Makes you wonder what happened to the people who hid it.


That's the next renovation story.
 
2020-11-26 6:23:43 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-11-26 6:21:16 PM  
1 vote:

punkwrestler: mmojo: I have a bunch of prohibition whisky I pulled out of a rum-runner shipwreck. Tastes like shiat.

Why would you get whiskey on a rum-runner? What happened to the rum?


Wreck of the Lizzie D
 
2020-11-26 6:17:47 PM  
1 vote:

Resident Muslim: It's amazing that the place was lucky enough that for all of these years, did not ever catch on fire once.


How is that amazing and whose to say it didn't?
 
2020-11-26 5:35:41 PM  
1 vote:
Familiar celebrities affecting a character to narrate by the written prose of primary sources with slow pan in on black and white pics or didn't happen.
 
2020-11-26 5:33:46 PM  
1 vote:
66 bottles - that's a helluva lot more that Geraldo found in Al Capone's vault!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mys​t​ery_of_Al_Capone%27s_Vaults

What a farkin' letdown.
 
2020-11-26 5:23:35 PM  
1 vote:

mmojo: I have a bunch of prohibition whisky I pulled out of a rum-runner shipwreck. Tastes like shiat.


Why would you get whiskey on a rum-runner? What happened to the rum?
 
2020-11-26 5:21:08 PM  
1 vote:

Lambskincoat: Best to use it for disinfecting, I wouldn't drink that on a dare.


I thought aged Whiskey was suppose to be better?
 
2020-11-26 5:11:00 PM  
1 vote:
What's wrong with positive news every once in a while, repeat it not.  Even if the guy won't share.
 
2020-11-26 4:42:55 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2020-11-26 4:40:44 PM  
1 vote:
I hope they find a stash of bootlegging money with the notes in excellent condition.
 
2020-11-26 4:29:24 PM  
1 vote:
It's news to CNN!
 
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