Skip to comments.Pa. caretaker charged with drinking old whiskey
Posted on 03/22/2013 4:41:48 PM PDT by ColdOne
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) Fifty-two bottles of well-aged whiskey disappeared between his lips, police said, and now it's time for a western Pennsylvania man to settle up.
John Saunders, the former live-in caretaker of a Pittsburgh-area mansion, faces criminal charges for allegedly drinking more than $100,000 worth of the owner's whiskey.
Owner Patricia Hill found nine cases of whiskey hidden in the walls and stairwell of the century-old Georgian mansion built by coal and coke industrialist J.P. Brennan after she bought it in 2012. The Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey was produced in the early 1900s by the nearby West Overton Distilling Co.
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You might say he was a happy caretaker while employed.
That’s some way expensive hooch! Wonder why the owner didn’t sell it.
“Saunders, 62, of Irwin, was charged with receiving stolen property and theft.”
How about “laundering”?
More like “passed it away”.
Guy’s a Maroon
Book him D’ano ...
Erh....should read “Pissed it Away”...
Frickin smart phone....Not
I say this brave man should be commended for saving the public from such an obvious threat to their health. That stuff could have been poison after all these years.
Stout fellow, that caretaker.
What is that saying.....some just need kill’n
Get a rope!
You got it! Several years ago, before I quit, I participated in the consumption of some 40 year old Canadian whiskey. Never had its equal in my life. It was like brandy for the sweet but still had the taste of the grain.
Whiskey does not improve once bottled. Unlike wine. It only improves in the barrel. Not the bottle.
Due to the recent discovery of a forty year old bottle of Dewars 90 proof Scotch Whiskey by my Dear Neighbor Lady gifted to me, we’ll just have to agree to disagree. I’ve never had smoother scotch. At any price that bottle was the finest
scotch I’ve ever had.
Drinkin’ dark whiskey, tellin’ white lies.
I’m thinking it might be a bit more of the way they were makin’ the fellows back then had something to do with it, rather than the age now.
Father: “Laddy, fer my last request, you’ll find an ancient bottle of fine Scotch under that there floorboard, would ye pour it upon me grave.”
Son: “Aye, beloved papa, but would ya mind if I passed it thru me kidneys first?”
Whiskey ain’t made for keepin’, it’s made for drinkin’
Correct. And yet my local liquor merchant refuses to sell whiskey in barrel format.
That theory does not play out in real life. It does get smoother in the bottle. Charred wood will age the spirits but glass can still allow separation of chemicals especially if one opens the container for a short period of time periodically to let the lighter more volatile gases escape. of course generally the glass should be stored in a cool dark location.
Several years ago, I was having breakfast at my friend’s grandmother’s house. He suggested that we spice up our coffee with a shot of rum, so we grabbed a bottle of Bacardi from the shelf.
However, I noticed that the bottle looked different from the usual Bacardi bottles.And when I read the label, it contained an address in Cuba. Looking further, I noticed that the bottle was dated 1953.
The rum was still good, and my friend kept it around for special occasions.
"Brown spice notes." Hmmmmm.
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