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everjaded

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Not to be a dick or anything but I bet this is one of the better smelling fires that has happened recently. Wood fire and bourbon, gonna smell like an Applebee's special around those parts.

Firefighters in Kentucky are trying to extinguish a burning Jim Beam warehouse filled with about 45,000 barrels of bourbon.
Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler tells WKYT-TV that two barrel warehouses caught fire late Tuesday. Crews were able to put one out, but the other kept burning for hours.
Chandler says it may have been caused by lightning.

https://www.wfla.com/news/national/large-fire-breaks-out-at-jim-beam-bourbon-warehouse-in-kentucky/
 

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Sejanus

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While I don't drink oh, I can appreciate. that's really an American icon. Wonder how much of a loss it is and how extensive the damage will ultimately be?
 

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Alf

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Oh the horror! THE HORROR! My drink of choice! Who else went and bought some for their stash before the price goes up?
There isn't really much of a chance of that.

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A fire destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with 45,000 barrels of bourbon, sending flames shooting into the night sky and generating so much heat that firetruck lights melted, authorities said Wednesday.

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Beam Suntory officials said the distiller has a “comprehensive” warehouse safety program that includes regular inspections and “rigorous protocols” to promote safety. The distiller said it operates 126 barrel warehouses in Kentucky that hold about 3.3 million barrels of its brands.
The loss was something like 1.4% of their holdings, and since the warehouse that burned was filled with young bourbon it'll take years, if ever, for the results of the fire to be felt at the till.

--Al
 

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Old Man Metal

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I like Jim Beam. I'm not really a drinker, but I prefer it to Jack Daniels. 40 Creek is okay, too. I guess I have cheaper tastes. Just give me the bud.
I can drink Jim Beam all night. One drink of Jack Daniels and I'll have a headache the next day. And Jack is overpriced, and they dropped the proof on their flagship bourbon from 86 to 80 a few years ago, which is just being a bunch of cheapasses.

Not a JD fan.

Prefer good beer anyhow.
 

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everjaded

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When I was a youngin (like 20-22ish) I drank a ton of Jack. I am not a fan anymore, it just tastes too harsh for me. Give me a cognac any day. I'm partial to a nice Hennessy. Even the lower end bottles are super smooth and just delightful. I don't drink much at all anymore, but that's about all I fuck with when I do.
 

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Old Man Metal

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When I was a youngin (like 20-22ish) I drank a ton of Jack. I am not a fan anymore, it just tastes too harsh for me. Give me a cognac any day. I'm partial to a nice Hennessy. Even the lower end bottles are super smooth and just delightful. I don't drink much at all anymore, but that's about all I fuck with when I do.
Yeah, I can enjoy some good cognac; developed a taste for it when I was a bartender.

I'll actually drink good tequila in a brandy snifter sometimes too; tequila has almost twice the number of potential flavanoids as does red wine; it can be a very complexly flavored liquor if you handwarm it and let it open up.
 

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everjaded

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Yeah, I can enjoy some good cognac; developed a taste for it when I was a bartender.

I'll actually drink good tequila in a brandy snifter sometimes too; tequila has almost twice the number of potential flavanoids as does red wine; it can be a very complexly flavored liquor if you handwarm it and let it open up.

I could just never get past the smell of tequila to even begin to develop a taste for it. It has a weird funk to me that can't be disguised. And people have tried sneaking me mixed drinks over the years and not telling me there was tequila in them. Never works lol

Admittedly though I've never even attempted a nice quality tequila, so I have no idea what I'm missing out on.
 

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Old Man Metal

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I could just never get past the smell of tequila to even begin to develop a taste for it. It has a weird funk to me that can't be disguised. And people have tried sneaking me mixed drinks over the years and not telling me there was tequila in them. Never works lol

Admittedly though I've never even attempted a nice quality tequila, so I have no idea what I'm missing out on.
Yeah, tequila definitely has a distinctive flavor/aroma.

I actually quit drinking it for a few decades after some mishaps in my youth; I started drinking it again when I was bartending because I poured so much of it (our flagship drinks were margaritas, and we had some decent stuff) and the smell always made my mouth water.

Fortunately, I had learned how to drink like an adult by that point.
 

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everjaded

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Maybe tequila is like cilantro for some people. It just smells/tastes weird due to a genetic variation in a portion of the population.
Wow, I can't believe you said that. I was literally going to say this exact thing in my other reply!

I think you're on to something here. I've tried to describe the funkiness of tequila to other people who have honestly no clue what I'm talking about.
 

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Muriel Schwenck

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8 July 2019
VERSAILLES, Ky. – The Kentucky River is brimming with dead fish as the fallout continues from a fire at a Jim Beam bourbon warehouse.

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Footage from CNN affiliate WKYT showed dead fish floating down the river and piling up along its banks as officials monitored the scene and kept up efforts to minimize the environmental impact.

As the fire subsided, a containment system was set up at the warehouse to help prevent runoff from polluting waterways and nearby drinking water sources, John Mura, a spokesman for the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, said last week. Aeration devices were installed in Glenns Creek and the Kentucky River to reduce the number of dying fish.

Despite those efforts, officials said on Sunday that people using the Kentucky River will keep seeing — and smelling — more dead and dying fish as runoff from the distillery flows into the river.

So far, the alcohol plume on the Kentucky River is approximately 23 miles long, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet said in a statement on Facebook.

The plume is expected to reach the Ohio River sometime early Monday morning and dissipate as it enters the larger body of water. But there could still be some impact to aquatic life immediately where the two rivers meet, the agency said.

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