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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 12:24 PM

Couple thinks they found Prohibition-era booze

Couple thinks they found Prohibition-era booze in new home

QUINCY, Mass.
A couple moving into a Massachusetts home have found what they believe is a stash of Prohibition-era booze.

The Patriot Ledger reports that Ian Sutherland and his girlfriend, Alexa Lee, found dozens of dusty glass bottles and clay jugs shelved behind a false wall in their Quincy home. A contractor uncovered the hidden compartment while working in the basement in July after the couple had moved in from Connecticut.

Some of the 56 bottles still contain liquid that Sutherland says appears to include beer and moonshine, and that now give off a vinegary smell.

The head of the Quincy Historical Society says it's still too soon to know how long the bottles were hidden. Quincy banned alcohol sales in 1880 amid the temperance movement. The house was built in 1910.

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/local_coverage/2018/08/couple_thinks_they_found_prohibition_era_booze_in_new_home

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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 05:01 PM

1. An old bottle of Russian vodka was found and

the alcohol is still drinkable, even though it smells a little nasty.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/200-year-old-alcohol-found-shipwreck-still-drinkable-180952373/

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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 08:43 PM

2. They probably came from Kansas for safe keeping.

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