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Thursday, November 26, 2020

In early October, Nick Drummond and Patrick Bakker said they found more than 66 bottles of whiskey from the Prohibition-era hidden within the walls and floorboards of their home, which was built in 1915. ... The liquor is a brand of Scottish whiskey labeled Old Smuggler Gaelic whiskey, which is still made today. Each bottle was wrapped in tissue paper and straw and bundled in a package of six, said Drummond.

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Would it still be drinkable?

#1 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-11-26 12:25 PM | Reply

I'm willing to find out.

#2 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2020-11-26 01:00 PM | Reply

#1 Alcohol is a pretty good preservative, so yes, it should be drinkable. I think it mostly depends on how effectively the bottles were sealed.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-11-26 01:10 PM | Reply

Thanks for the reply, Snoofy.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :-)

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-11-26 03:01 PM | Reply

Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-11-26 03:06 PM | Reply

#3

The sealing on the bottles is key. I had a scotch once that had been opened and recorked about 15-20 years previously and it was pretty bad but a bottle of similar age that had never been opened was as good as new if not a bit better.

So if he bottled them himself and sealed well they should be awesome, if he was counting on selling quickly and didn't bother with a good seal they are probably gross but either way being a high proof distilled alcohol they wouldn't kill you.

#6 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-11-26 03:17 PM | Reply

Being a Bootlegger did not necessarily mean the guy made his own liquor. He could have smuggled it in from Scotland, in which case it could very well be the good stuff. That being said, they're probably worth more for the collectors value. I'll bet they could bring a pretty penny on the open market, like on Ebay or even at some antique auction.

OCU

#7 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-11-26 05:22 PM | Reply

66 bottles of booze in the wall... 66 bottles of boooooze... we'll bring one out and pass it about... 65 bottles of booze in the walllll... 65 bottlezzzzz a boooozee innawawl

#8 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-11-26 05:57 PM | Reply

#8

I thought that too. I wonder if he took one down every year for 33 years.

#9 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-11-26 07:55 PM | Reply

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