A shipment of Scotch whisky went up in flames on a highway in southern Germany when a tyre on the truck carrying it to Greece burst.
The 51-year-old British driver smelled burning and disconnected the trailer of the truck just before the tyre burst in the early hours of the morning.
The whisky bottles broke and the highly flammable liquid caught fire, giving off a cloud of smoke and a strong odour of drink.
"The air smelled strongly of whisky and the flames could be seen from far away," a policeman in the southern city of Nuremberg said.
The damage is estimated at about 200,000 euros (240,000 dollars).