Charged: caretaker allegedly drinks 48 bottles of century-old whiskey worth $102,400

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Scottdale mansion’s caretaker accused of drinking $102K worth of historic whiskey (triblive.com)
    Mansion caretaker busted for drinking $100,000 worth of old whiskey (Daily Mail)
    more at the links, with pictures
     
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  3. wishuwerehere

    wishuwerehere New Member

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    Mr. Saunders thinks differently.
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Yes, Mr. Saunders understood he wasn't in possession of Keats's Graecian urn here, with its delicately carved alabaster figures in bas relief, frozen in timeless allure on the side of some jug. He was in possession of living, bottled whiskey; and when he opened that first bottle, the whiskey was not only living - the whiskey spoke to him, lol.

    "Not guilty (hiccup), your honor!"
     
  5. Gardenlady

    Gardenlady Active Member

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    Well someone had to drink it! What's the use of keeping ten cases if you're never going to enjoy it lol?

    I guess that's a luxury of having money. :waitasec:
     
  6. TrackerSam

    TrackerSam New Member

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    He had to drink it. It was getting old.
     
  7. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    He was the caretaker. He cared for it a lot. How else do you care for aged whiskey?
     
  8. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    Presumably the owner was going to sell it for big $.
     
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    Gardenlady Active Member

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    From the article in OP:

    What a waste that would have been. At least someone got to enjoy it lol.
     
  10. Gardenlady

    Gardenlady Active Member

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    Look, maybe it's just the old socialist in me, but the bottles weren't even hers to begin with. She just happened to get lucky and find them in her new mansion.

    So I'm pretty unsympathetic, and find it kind of outrageous that the nearly retirement-age working man has to go to prison over this.
     
  11. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

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    She purchased the mansion and whatever was in it. Therefore the bottles were hers.
    I fail to see what is outrageous about it. If he was stealling things from the mansion, would that also be outrageous to charge him?
    Obviously she could sell these items for profit, they didn't belong to him.
     
  12. Gardenlady

    Gardenlady Active Member

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    Did you read the quote? She said she wanted to preserve them, not sell them.

    Either way, I can't work up any feelings against this guy. He drank some old alcohol that was just going to sit around anyway. Spends his life working, and now he is going to jail for that.

    Not to mention the money spent on DNA testing, and the time spent in this. :what: Over some bottles of alcohol? When there are often backlogs of murder cases and UIDs waiting for DNA testing? Rich folks' justice, here.
     
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    TrackerSam New Member

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    Apparently some think stealing from others is ok.
     

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