Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Neat little find

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So I was looking at some knickknacks in my mother-in-law's house, and I came across this little critter. It's one of those old-timey things filled with liquor. Whiskey, to be precise. And not just any whiskey either:

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It was really tempting to pop that thing open and see what Michter's whiskey tastes like, but instead I got on eBay and found an auction for a little bottle of the stuff. It's on the way.

12 comments:

bluecapriethan said...

First off, let me know how Michter's tastes. I've heard it was the best. Secondly, have you talked to the present owner of the Michter's site? If you get him to give you a tour, I would like to go along and photograph as well. I think that would be a great place to check out!

Al Ebaster said...

Hey Blue! Unfortuantely I'm not the greatest judge of whiskey (I've only had Jack and Jameson) but it was quite good. 86 proof, nice dark color, very heavy scent, a lot of caramel, wood and earthy flavors in it. There are still quite a few bottles of the stuff for pretty cheap on eBay, for what it's worth.

And unfortunately I haven't been able to get in touch with the owner of Michter's, lost my job and had to move way north to Potter county. I will be back within a month, though, and I'll try to get a tour Michter's ASAP. We'd love to have you along. How busy are you in June?

bluecapriethan said...

Let me know a date. Only commitments I have are June 5th and 6th and 20th. Other than that, my weekends are free. I am really interested to see what is left, if anything in those buildings. Sorry to hear about your work. My wife is down to 2 days a week at her job and may lose it soon. Fortunately, I work for an autobody supplies jobber and we have been doing well so far. Let's hope the economy turns around soon!

bluecapriethan said...

If a trip to Michter's is going to be done, it will have to be soon. The local TV station, WGAL 8, just did a bit on it. Link: http://www.wgal.com/video/19410971/index.html

Sounds like residents are sick of the collapsing buildings and want something done. And it sounds like the township supervisors may act. Let me know if you get in contact with the owner and arrange a tour.

Al Ebaster said...

Oh geez, that would just figure. We're doing our best to get back to Lancaster, but it's not going so well. I have a few numbers that may belong to the owner -- would you want to get in touch with him, Blue?

bluecapriethan said...

My wife may be able to. They don't have any work where she works so she only goes in 2 days a week. She may be able to make some calls. Shoot your list you have of contacts to bluecapriethan@gmail.com and we will see what we can do with them.

Al Ebaster said...

Hey Blue, I've emailed the numbers to you. Sorry to hear your wife's work has slowed down, but I'm glad you've been holding up well. If I can't make it to Michter's, the three of us will have to get together and explore something this summer.

bluecapriethan said...

Bad news dude. We got beat to our interior tour. A year ago no less! Check this out:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritsreview/sets/72157604984602396/

Regardless, the people that got this tour will know who the real owner is. I guess I'll have to sign up for flickr and contact them.

Al Ebaster said...

Well that's a funny little turn of events, hopefully he'll still do tours. Good find all the same, you've clearly been digging!

Oh and Blue, if you'd like, we can make you a ForgottenPA author. No deadlines or requirements or anything (clearly, hehe) but you'd be able to post whenever you find some stuff. Let me know if you're interested and I'll send an invite.

bluecapriethan said...

That would be cool. My wife and I hope to scope out a few abandoned places or forgotten places this summer. Send me an invite and hopefully I can get out and take some pictures to post up!

Al Ebaster said...

Hey blue, finally got around to sending that invite. Should be in your Gmail, of course.

Ethan Smith said...

Got the invitation. I got an email back from the guy that took the interior photos confirming that Mr. Hostetter is the owner. He said to call Mr. Hostetter and arrange a tour with him. I guess he is looking to possibly sell the property to someone who can restore it. Lets just hope government doesn't intrude first and have it demolished!

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