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$750K of Whisky Poured Down Drain
Newser ^ | 03/01/2013 | By Mark Russell

Posted on 03/01/2013 11:37:05 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

Newser) – Who knew the Pogues' "Streams of Whiskey" was more than just a metaphor? A mix-up at a Chivas Brothers plant in Scotland in the wee hours of Tuesday morning resulted in around 4,750 gallons of whisky—about $750,000 worth—getting flushed down the drain, reports the Scottish Sun. The mistake occurred during the night shift; workers washing out the equipment were supposed to drain the water and cleaning solution from the tanks, but the whisky got released instead.

The BBC reports that sewage workers noticed the intense smell and were working to ID the source when the plant contacted them; the Sun notes that the mix-up wasn't discovered until 11am. Scottish Water is investigating, and a rep for the water works notes that, "Discharging large volumes of alcohol into the sewer network can have an adverse impact on waste water treatment processes, particularly during dry, cold weather."


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: whisky

1 posted on 03/01/2013 11:37:10 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

You know somebody’s going to get fired over that. They’re probably already fired.


2 posted on 03/01/2013 11:38:53 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

oops


3 posted on 03/01/2013 11:40:51 AM PST by onona (KCCO, and mind the gap)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m not much of a drinker, but losing 3/4 of a million dollars of any product with zero chance of any recovery is never a good thing.


4 posted on 03/01/2013 11:41:28 AM PST by Rebel_Ace (Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Barney let me out

There's been a toxic spill in Scotland and they need me for clean up.

5 posted on 03/01/2013 11:41:54 AM PST by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Meh, it’s just Chivas.


6 posted on 03/01/2013 11:44:22 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Meh, it’s just Chivas.


7 posted on 03/01/2013 11:44:53 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: BBell
ROFLOL!!!

Thanks, I needed that.

8 posted on 03/01/2013 11:45:12 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

WHY GOD WHY


9 posted on 03/01/2013 11:46:09 AM PST by Mr. Impatient (QUACK!)
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To: Oberon

If the wind is right when that fume cloud hits Ireland the island might tip over from the rush of people to the west...


10 posted on 03/01/2013 11:48:53 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: BBell
He can help


11 posted on 03/01/2013 11:49:22 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Abathar

I meant east... (facepalm)


12 posted on 03/01/2013 11:49:52 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It was headed to the sewers anyways.

However, most people filter it through their kidneys first.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 11:49:59 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That explains all the catfish doing the hokey pokey during the wee hours yesterday.


14 posted on 03/01/2013 11:50:30 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Responsibility2nd

15 posted on 03/01/2013 11:50:49 AM PST by EEGator
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To: The_Victor
Meh, it’s just Chivas.

Precisely. It's not as though this world treasure burnt down.

16 posted on 03/01/2013 11:51:19 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh, well. It was just blended Scotch, not much of a loss to the world. Had it been a good single malt like Lagavulin, now that would have been a tragedy!


17 posted on 03/01/2013 12:09:48 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: The_Reader_David
Had it been a good single malt like Lagavulin

Had it been a good single malt like Lagavulin Talisker

There, fixed it.

;)

18 posted on 03/01/2013 12:17:55 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Worked in a biologics plant making human albumen for human injection back in the 80s. One clown known for having a smoke lunch on the second shift came back from lunch with his usual bloodshot eyes and proceeded to pump 800 gallons of near final product into a outside dirty holding tank used for reclaiming dirty processed ethanol. Many tens of thousand of dollars were lost and begging on his knees, this guy kept his job.


19 posted on 03/01/2013 12:20:30 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Michael.SF.

De gustibus non disputandum.

(Of course, that presumes one has taste, which us single-malt drinkers do. . .)


20 posted on 03/01/2013 12:22:54 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Oberon

I guess thats why they have rules again’st drinking on the job. :-)


21 posted on 03/01/2013 12:24:24 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Alcohol abuse!!!!!!

But I bet there are some very happy rats.


22 posted on 03/01/2013 12:25:50 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: The_Reader_David

Tiss true, single malts are superior to blends.

But a good sour mash beats them all.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 12:27:10 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Reminds me of this ad;


24 posted on 03/01/2013 12:27:10 PM PST by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: Responsibility2nd

24 replies and not a single mention that Ted Kennedy is deeply saddened and has been sober for over 3 years now.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 12:29:59 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Somehow this reminds me of this old movie...WHISKEY GALORE.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042040/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


26 posted on 03/01/2013 12:46:56 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is incompetence “of Obamaian proportions”


27 posted on 03/01/2013 1:01:38 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Rebel_Ace

I’m hoping that $750K is the loss from one shift(vs a month’s supply of product). In that case, the loss can be overcome by the remaining 1094 shifts this year.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 1:12:22 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Responsibility2nd

AAAAAAGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!


29 posted on 03/01/2013 1:19:02 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Responsibility2nd
I'm sure Fat Teddy, whichever place he is, will find this news most distressing.

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081110172348AAJVRd9

30 posted on 03/01/2013 1:23:14 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Responsibility2nd

Scotch tastes like horse piss. Now if it was 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, then I would really be upset. Especially since I can never find any.


31 posted on 03/01/2013 1:37:51 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
If the ocean were whiskey and I were a duck, I'd dive to the bottom and never come up.....

I worked at a dairy where a mistake at a three way stopcock sent 700 gallons of chocolate milk into the sewage treatment plant. It was quite a sight to see it spraying from the nozzles there.

32 posted on 03/01/2013 1:47:33 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

One local distillery sent a (train)carload of peach brandy down the drain some years ago.Probably about equal to what the workers stole in a year.


33 posted on 03/01/2013 2:06:55 PM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just watering it down enough to send it to Maker’s Mark.


34 posted on 03/01/2013 2:22:15 PM PST by conservaterian (NOW cTime for a CONSERVATIVE party, but no, if we do that than we have a conservative candidate?????)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh the humanity!


35 posted on 03/01/2013 2:38:10 PM PST by fso301
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