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On August 4, 2003, a fire destroyed a Jim Beam aging warehouse in Bardstown, Kentucky. It held about 19,000 barrels of bourbon. Flames rose more than 100 feet from the burning structure. Burning bourbon spilled from the warehouse and set a nearby creek on fire. An estimated 19,000 fish died of the bourbon in the creek and a river.
After the warehouse was damaged, the bourbon flowed into a nearby lake, which was then struck by lightening
originally posted by: ColeYounger
a reply to: butcherguy
According to the WeatherChannel site, it happened last Friday, but a story in your "Jim Beam" link reports a suspiciously similar event from 2003! Those sleazy newsmongers are probably rehashing old news.
It is a rehashed story, but I hadn't heard about it until it reemerged.
It happened years ago in the heart of Kentucky, but since the Weather Channel recently resurrected the story of the Bourbon Fire Tornado, we thought we'd take a moment to examine what happens when essential elements like wind, fire, water and fine American whiskey combine.
originally posted by: Stonecutter45
Jim Beam is trash bourbon anyway that you drink by the shot to get the nasty stuff down as quickly as possible . Give me some good Woodford Reserve or Buffalo Trace that you take your time with , sip and enjoy .