I stumbled upon this story last night and I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more play in the press. A raid earlier this month netted Tennessee officials 2,400 bottles of Jack Daniels whiskey, some as old as 100 years.
Because some of the bottles may not legally be sold in the state – including bottles designated for overseas sales or bottles with broken seals – there's a good chance the rare liquor could be, gulp, poured down the drain.
Due to the age of the items, it's not just the whiskey that's valuable. Some of the antique bottles would bring top dollar on the collector's market and investigators are looking into whether the bottles were being sold for their value, not the whiskey's.
As Kyle MacDonald (aka The Red Paper Clip Guy) says, "Punish the person, not the whiskey."