Sobering Thought: $1 Million Of Bootlegged Whiskey Down The Drain

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Here's a sobering thought: Hundreds of bottles of Jack Daniel's whiskey may be unceremoniously poured down a drain.

It was confiscated in raids last month in Nashville and Lynchburg.

Authorities suspect it was being sold by someone without a license.

So, it may be headed for a rusty pipe instead of a thirsty throat. That's no happy hour.

Tennessee law requires officials to destroy whiskey that cannot be sold legally in the state, such as bottles designed for sale overseas.

The estimated value of the liquor is $1 million, possibly driven up by the value of the antique bottles.

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