View Full Version : GNS Spill at Heaven Hill

12-04-2011, 18:10
Nearly 6,400 gallons of 180 proof ethyl alcohol spilled from the back of a building at Heaven Hill in Bardstown on Saturday afternoon, triggering a hazardous materials response from Bardstown Fire Department and state and federal environmental regulators. More here (http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20111204/NEWS01/312040053/Alcohol-spill-at-Heaven-Hill-distillery-triggers-response-from-regulators-fire-department?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|FRONTPAGE) .

12-04-2011, 18:49
Wow. One valve and there you go.

Somebody's gonna get canned.

12-05-2011, 10:33
Some pickled perch in that lake....was there a fish kill?

Water fowl may be flying off course too. Drunk ducks....flying into trees...what a mess.

Bourbon Boiler
12-05-2011, 10:48
Just trying to get the fish in on the Prohibition Day celebration I suppose.

12-05-2011, 12:52
The Fire Chief is a Mattingly.

What's the chance of that?

12-05-2011, 18:56
Our friend Bettye Jo once got a bourbon bath because of an errant valve. They make so many different things there and have so many different tanks and bottling lines and such, that the way they direct the liquid to where it needs to go is very complicated. Sometimes mistakes are made.

But I don't doubt that some person or persons is in big trouble because of it.

One local account said at least some of it got into the creek. Others said it did not.

12-07-2011, 08:59
Lucky ducks (and fish too)!


12-10-2011, 14:14
The ducks can easily get away from it but it's not so good for the fish. Hundreds of thousands of fish in the Kentucky River were killed when Wild Turkey had its big spill a few years back.

Dramiel McHinson
12-10-2011, 17:04
If all of the valving was automated they could blame it on the computer. I could help them build a net centric smart sensor array that would meter the valves based on the the concentration of vapors detected. If one sensor went off line due to inhaling too much, the sensors would pole each other to determine a volunteer to take over the duties of the now offline sensor. If there was an uncontrolled shutdown of the system a shock collar would alert the appropriate management official and dial the EPA. Of course, this might just ruin the artisan image of whiskey making.

B.B. Babington
12-10-2011, 19:50
Yep, I remember when 1400 gallons of WT got loose in the river above Frankfort's water intake.

12-13-2011, 10:52
I think Dramiel meant 'poll,' not 'pole,' although the image of sensors buggering each other is fun.

White Dog
12-13-2011, 20:00
As the old songs say, "If the river was Whiskey, and I was a diving duck, I'd dive to the bottom, and never come up.":grin: :grin:

Dramiel McHinson
12-14-2011, 06:15
I think Dramiel meant 'poll,' not 'pole,' although the image of sensors buggering each other is fun.

Bwaaah haaa haaa! That's proof old people shouldn't own iPads. The auto-correct is an interesting way to say what you never intended. Your interpretation was much more entertaining:slappin:

12-19-2011, 15:20
And today there was a 2,500 gallon spill just around the corner at Brown-Forman.