Patricia Hill once owned 104 bottles of Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey which was distilled in 1912 and valued at US$102,400 ($128,500). It was found under a staircase in a large property she bought in Pittsburgh. Hill put the bottles in the basement while the main floors were being renovated.
Meanwhile, John Saunders, the caretaker who lived in the basement, was expected to safeguard the bottles, but appears to have drunk all four cases of whiskey within about a year. Although he denied consuming the vintage alcohol, his DNA was found on the bottles and he was charged.
Saunders’ lawyer told the court his client is waiting for a liver transplant.
So that’s OK then…