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Pa. caretaker charged with drinking old whiskey
yahoo.com ^ | 3/22/13 | AP

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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1 posted on 03/22/2013 4:41:48 PM PDT by ColdOne
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Saunders initially denied drinking the whiskey when questioned by police, but Pritts said a DNA linked him to three of the empty bottles.
2 posted on 03/22/2013 4:43:31 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

You might say he was a happy caretaker while employed.


3 posted on 03/22/2013 4:48:43 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: ColdOne

That’s some way expensive hooch! Wonder why the owner didn’t sell it.


4 posted on 03/22/2013 4:49:14 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ColdOne

“Saunders, 62, of Irwin, was charged with receiving stolen property and theft.”

How about “laundering”?


5 posted on 03/22/2013 4:49:32 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

More like “passed it away”.

Guy’s a Maroon

Book him D’ano ...


6 posted on 03/22/2013 4:51:40 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Erh....should read “Pissed it Away”...

Frickin smart phone....Not


7 posted on 03/22/2013 4:53:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ColdOne
Saunders, Sanders, Sawnders, Sainders, Saynders, Saunderrs, Sannders, Sanderrs, Saunder and many more.
First found in County Wicklow,


ah.... What else is an Irishman to do in such circumstances.I would claim entrapment
8 posted on 03/22/2013 4:56:47 PM PDT by stylin19a (obama - Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

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.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 4:58:54 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ColdOne

What is that saying.....some just need kill’n


10 posted on 03/22/2013 4:59:51 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: ColdOne

Get a rope!


11 posted on 03/22/2013 5:00:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Vendome
Book him D’ano ...

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.

12 posted on 03/22/2013 5:05:26 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: ColdOne

Whiskey does not improve once bottled. Unlike wine. It only improves in the barrel. Not the bottle.


13 posted on 03/22/2013 5:39:41 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: PilotDave

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.


14 posted on 03/22/2013 5:57:30 PM PDT by STD ( Intellectuals, they are a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: ColdOne

Drinkin’ dark whiskey, tellin’ white lies.


15 posted on 03/22/2013 6:04:16 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: STD

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.


16 posted on 03/22/2013 6:10:30 PM PDT by Utilizer
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To: ColdOne

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?”


17 posted on 03/22/2013 6:18:28 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (3% of the population perpetrates >50% of homicides...but gun control advocates blame metal boxes.)
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To: ColdOne

Whiskey ain’t made for keepin’, it’s made for drinkin’


18 posted on 03/22/2013 6:44:51 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: PilotDave

Correct. And yet my local liquor merchant refuses to sell whiskey in barrel format.


19 posted on 03/22/2013 7:31:40 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: PilotDave

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.


20 posted on 03/22/2013 7:41:44 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: STD

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.


21 posted on 03/22/2013 8:07:25 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: ColdOne; 3catsanadog; agrace; airborne; Ayn Rand wannabe; bdeaner; Benrand; bloodmeridian; ...

"Brown spice notes." Hmmmmm.

PITTSBURGH PING 'N'AT

22 posted on 03/23/2013 2:11:39 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro; ColdOne

"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."


23 posted on 03/23/2013 5:19:12 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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