I AM MYSTIC 1136
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Those of you who actually know who I am will know how much this story hurts me. I was a member of a frat at Moorhead State named the Old Order Of Owls The Old Order of Owls from 91-96. I was first introduced to this delicious treat on my initiation weekend and have been a lover ever since. I always have a bottle in my freezer and the boys and I have been known to demolish more than one bar’s stock of it on an infamous reunion tour. Something needs to be done about this and it needs to be done right now. Ma Jackson would be rolling over in her grave right now. Someone call me… with efficiency and zeal.
Mystic 1136 (Keep my name to yourself should someone ask)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Here’s a sobering thought: Hundreds of bottles of Jack Daniel’s whiskey, some of it almost 100 years old, may be unceremoniously poured down a drain because authorities suspect it was being sold by someone without a license.
Officials seized 2,400 bottles late last month during warehouse raids in Nashville and Lynchburg, the southern Tennessee town where the whiskey is distilled.
“Punish the person, not the whiskey,” said an outraged Kyle MacDonald, 28, a Jack Daniel’s drinker from British Columbia who promotes the whiskey on his blog. “Jack never did anything wrong, and the whiskey itself is innocent.”
Investigators are also looking into whether some of the bottles had been stolen from the distillery. No one has been arrested.
Authorities are still determining how much of the liquor will be disposed of, and how much can be sold at auction.
Tennessee law requires officials to destroy whiskey that cannot be sold legally in the state, such as bottles designed for sale overseas and those with broken seals.
“We’d pour it out,” said Danielle Elks, executive director of the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
The estimated value of the liquor is $1 million, possibly driven up by the value of the antique bottles, which range from 3-liter bottles to half-pints.
One seized bottle dates to 1914, with its seal unbroken. Elks said it is worth $10,000 on the collectors market. Investigators are looking into whether the liquor was being sold for the value of the bottles rather than the whiskey.
“Someone was making a great deal of profit,” she said.
Tennessee whiskeys age in charred white oak barrels, but the maturing process that gives them character mostly stops when it is bottled. A bottled whiskey can deteriorate over a long period of time, especially if it is opened or exposed to sunlight and heat.
Christopher Carlsson, a spirits connoisseur and collector in Rochester, N.Y., said old vintages of whiskey in their original containers are highly prized.
“A lot of these bottles are priceless,” he said. “It’s like having a rare painting. It’s heavily collected.”
The raids, prompted by a tip, were conducted at two warehouses and a home in Lynchburg, about 65 miles southeast of Nashville. Another raid was at a Nashville hotel room where drinks were being served and bottles were being sold.
For now, the whiskey is being stored in a Nashville vault.
Elks acknowledged that pouring out the whiskey would not be a happy hour for her.
“It’d kill me,” she said.
hat Tip to Ace