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    Kentucky Residents Sue Distilleries Over Whiskey Fungus

    Not sure what to make of this one......thoughts?

    http://m.kentucky.com/Lexington/db_2...l=true#display
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    Re: Kentucky Residents Sue Distilleries Over Whiskey Fungus

    Here's the link for those not on a mobile device.

    http://www.kentucky.com/2012/05/30/2...tilleries.html


    To me, this is no different than people moving next to an expressway and then complaining about the noise. It will be interesting to watch how the courts handle it.

    I was told that a homeowner adjacent to the Four Roses Cox's Creek facility attempted to sue for the same thing and it was rejected. The homes near Barton 1792 Distillery get power washed a couple times a year as well.
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    Re: Kentucky Residents Sue Distilleries Over Whiskey Fungus

    How long have the distilleries been there? And they just noticed that everything around them turns black? Just do what Barton did - paint everything black and no one will notice!
    Seriously, wouldn't that have been something the realtor/seller would have to disclose before selling a house there so a potential buyer would know if they didn't already?
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    Re: Kentucky Residents Sue Distilleries Over Whiskey Fungus

    I would imagine those distilleries where there first. But that does not matter these days.

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    Re: Kentucky Residents Sue Distilleries Over Whiskey Fungus

    But I really like the distilleries approach by their reply :

    Heaven Hill spokesman Larry Kass, speaking for all three distilleries, said the companies are "sympathetic to the concerns" of the residents, but the blackening of the buildings and other structures is due to mold found throughout the environment, including areas not related to whiskey production.
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    Re: Kentucky Residents Sue Distilleries Over Whiskey Fungus

    I have got that black stuff on my brick walkway...... Time for me to join this lawsuit as Bowman is only 45 miles down the road and I am sure they caused it.....
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    Re: Kentucky Residents Sue Distilleries Over Whiskey Fungus

    The fungus has been discussed on several past threads, the most recent of which was this one from last year:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=16029
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    The fungus has been discussed on several past threads, the most recent of which was this one from last year:

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=16029
    Correct, and I saw those threads. This thread is more to the fact that the distilleries are actually getting sued now.....not a "what is black fungus" thread.
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    Re: Kentucky Residents Sue Distilleries Over Whiskey Fungus

    Actually, they've been getting sued for years on this. There is a thread on here someplace about Barton getting sued for the same thing, some time ago.
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    Re: Kentucky Residents Sue Distilleries Over Whiskey Fungus

    I wasn't saying you shouldn't have started a new thread, Josh, I was directing people to where it had been discussed previously in case some newer members were not aware of the phenomenon.

    In one of those past threads Bettye Jo attributes the complaints about the fungus to newcomers who bought houses near rickhouses and then were shocked and appalled that their houses were covered in black fungus just like everybody else's. I wonder how many of the participants in this lawsuit fit that category.

    To continue Scott's analogy, I do live near an interstate, two of them actually, the noise is annoying (especially the traffic helicopters at 6 AM) and I do bitch about it on occasion. I would never try to sue or complain to some government authority, though, b/c I knew about the noise going in and, frankly, that was part of the reason the house was as inexpensive as it was.
    Last edited by Josh; 05-31-2012 at 15:52.
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