Bourbon Spill at Stitzel-Weller

Bourbon

March 4, 2015

The world is a few barrels short of bourbon today.

This morning, a 350-gallon container of bourbon fell while being loaded onto a truck at Stitzel-Weller, the Diageo-owned facility in Shively, Kentucky. Made famous by Pappy Van Winkle, Stitzel-Weller now serves as a visitor’s center for Diageo’s flagship bourbon brand, Bulleit Bourbon.

According to a Diageo spokesperson, a small amount of the liquid escaped.  “The team on the ground immediately initiated Diageo’s containment procedures and notified the proper authorities, who are satisfied that there is no cause for concern,” Diageo said.

Local TV station WDRB reported no whiskey went into the sewers. Thank goodness.

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