Bootlegger 1923 Whiskey Hidden in Floor of New York Home For Almost 100 Years
Two New York men found whiskey dating back to 1923 in the floorboards of their home.
Patrick Bakker and Nick Drummond heard their house was once owned by a German bootlegger. They even found empty whiskey bottles in the attic, lending some credence to the legend.
Nick Drummond was doing some work to the baseboard trim and removed a floorboard at his home in Ames, New York. When he did, he discovered a bundle of tattered brown paper tied with string, inside that bundle was bottles of “Old Smuggler” Gaelic Whiskey of the Stirling Bonding Company, according to The Daily Gazette.
When Drummond pried off a couple more boards, he found several more bundles of whiskey bottles, all full of 100-year-old whiskey. He and Bakker also found a hidden hatch in the floor that led them into an area that contained more packages of whiskey bottles. There's even an area they haven't investigated yet, but they assume it contains more packages of bottles.
So far they haven't tried any of the whiskey, but they plan to in the future. They also are thinking about installing a glass panel on the floor under which to display the packages, returning them to, and providing a new view into, the hidden space they called home for nearly a century.