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    Louisville lawsuit targets whiskey vapors...

    http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/...nclick_check=1

    I think that when a lawsuit is brought foward they should publish "all" the names of those seeking money from the distilleries.
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    Re: Louisville lawsuit targets whiskey vapors...


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    Re: Louisville lawsuit targets whiskey vapors...

    Quote Originally Posted by boone View Post
    http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/...nclick_check=1

    I think that when a lawsuit is brought foward they should publish "all" the names of those seeking money from the distilleries.
    Agreed. This is pretty absurd stuff.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: Louisville lawsuit targets whiskey vapors...

    But not to be taken lightly. I found out over the weekend that one of the reasons three of the top five domestic brandy brands are aged and bottled in Kentucky is that California is trying to force distillers there to shrink wrap their barrels or otherwise prevent the release of ethanol, which also prevents the spirit from aging correctly. Kentucky is getting a lot of economic development benefit from increasing bourbon production and from some of the ancillary business that growth is producing, such as Campari's decision to bottle Skyy vodka in Kentucky when it returns Wild Turkey bottling to Kentucky next year. The Kentucky House, primarily because of the representatives from dry counties, is constantly in danger of killing the goose that lays the golden egg. Kentucky doesn't have that many booming industries, it needs to play nice with the ones it has.

    Also...

    The fungus is harmless and if considered unsightly, it can be removed easily with a little soap and water. Typically, all a distillery neighbor has to do it ask and the distillery will send a cleaning crew at no charge.

    It is extremely doubtful that any complainant bought their house before the accused distillery was built. The fungus was likely on their house when they bought it.

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    Re: Louisville lawsuit targets whiskey vapors...

    Hey Chuck,

    If I remember correctly, there was another lawsuit taken out (several years ago) on the same issue....it was settled out of court for $1,600.00 each. Each? I don't know how many and never did find out who was awared the settlement.
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    Re: Louisville lawsuit targets whiskey vapors...

    If a person bought ahouse by a distillery, like Chuck said, it most likely was on there when they bought it. I found it interesting when looking for the entrance into Barton when I was down there last time, I took a wrong turn and there was a dead end in a neighborhood that was not 75 feet from a warehouse. I noticed one brick house was just covered in it, and the other houses seemed clean.

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    Re: Louisville lawsuit targets whiskey vapors...

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    If a person bought ahouse by a distillery, like Chuck said, it most likely was on there when they bought it. I found it interesting when looking for the entrance into Barton when I was down there last time, I took a wrong turn and there was a dead end in a neighborhood that was not 75 feet from a warehouse. I noticed one brick house was just covered in it, and the other houses seemed clean.
    I had a friend who lived right there and she told me that all they had to do was call the distillery and they would send a cleaning crew. This thing is a money grab. I think they're also trying to confuse it or conflate it with the whole global climate change thing. They hope the distilleries will be willing to spend some money to make it go away. I'm not sure how the legislation should be written, but probably what's needed is legislation to keep this from being a cause of action in the future.

    One thing I've noticed is that if you clean it periodically it looks sooty as it grows back, but if you let it go, it just looks black.

 

 

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