Whiskey thief
A whiskey thief is a tool that master distillers use to extract small portions of whiskey from an aging barrel for sampling or quality control. The old-fashioned ones are made typically of copper and resemble a drinking straw in design. It has a coned narrow hole at the bottom and a vent hole at the top in which a distiller can cover with the thumb once the device is inserted in the barrel to trap and lift the whiskey out. By removing the thumb from the upper vent hole, the whiskey is released to drain into drinking glasses for tasting.
This same tool can be used for sampling other distilled spirits or wine from large vessels, hence it can also be used as a wine thief. Newer models may be made of clear plastic or glass with the larger models having the capability of accepting a hydrometer for testing purposes.

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Whiskey thief - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Whiskey thief is a tool that master distillers use to extract small portions of whiskey from an aging barrel for sampling or quality control. The old-fashioned ones ...
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Whiskey Thief Has To Pay Up 100k!!! | 101.1 The Wiz
Mar 24, 2013 ... A Pennsylvania man is accused of chugging 52 bottles of pre-prohibition whiskey worth $100000 and now faces criminal charges for boozing it ...
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BourbonEnthusiast.com • View topic - Whiskey Thief
For those interested in a Whiskey thief, Heaven Hill's Visitor center has new copper Whiskey thiefs for about $175. At that price, it should be filled ...
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A COPPER WHISKEY THIEF : Lot 121
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Home Distiller • View topic - Whiskey thief?
Ok so no, noone stole any whiskey! But I was wondering what you guys use to take a sample of the "recipie"? I know there are glass and plastic ...
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Florida Whiskey Thief Seen on Security Camera Sought | Fox News
Nov 7, 2009 ... Authorities are looking for the man they believe stole a $3500 bottle of whiskey from a Weston liquor store.
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The Memory Thief: A Novel
The Memory Thief: A Novel
Rachel Keener, 2010
Angel will do whatever she has to until she finds her. She longs to empty her pockets, hand over the answers to what became of her, and whisper, This is my story.
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James J. Brooks, 1873
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Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage
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... of the ease of movement they af— forded. Only with the invention of the forklift and pallets was the barrel superseded. Whiskey thief and hydrometer kit. ( Courtesy United Distillers Archive) be unsuitable for the aging of whiskey, the second on.
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James Ankrom, 2011
“i noticed another case of whiskey is missing from the storeroom. We're gonna have to be more careful. There must be a thief in town.” “i still think it's that wise- ass kid,” grunted Tom. “Damn little crook.” “Tim Borders,” exclaimed Pearl. “He's not ...
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Whiskey Thief Has To Pay Up 100k!!! | 101.1 The Wiz
A Pennsylvania man is accused of chugging 52 bottles of pre-prohibition whiskey worth $100,000 and now faces criminal charges for boozing it up. The liquor in question? Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey bottled in 1912 by the nearby West Overton Distilling Co.
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CRIME WATCH (HUMAN RIGHTS SITE): Whiskey thief ( Man accused of drinking Rare whiskey ) DNA samples taken lol
Man accused of drinking over $100K in vintage whiskey says it didn’t happen Bottles of Old Farm whiskey at South Broadway Manor Bed and Breakfast. (Sean Stipp/Tribune-Review) A man accused of drinking $102,000 worth of vintage whiskey says he's innocent.
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Skipton police have released an image of man they would like to speak to following a suspected shoplifting incident in the town. It occurred at 6pm on S ¦ Harrogate-News
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Accused Train Robber and Whiskey Thief Sets Sights on Game Consoles
An accused whiskey drinkin', train robbin', Xbox stealin' ne'er-do-well was picked up earlier this month after police say he stole more than $100,000 worth of Xbox 360s.
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COMMENTARY TRACK: Andy Diggle Cracks "Thief of Thieves" #14 - Comic Book Resources
Comic Book Resources - COMMENTARY TRACK: Andy Diggle Cracks Thief of Thieves #14 - Writer Andy Diggle steals time with CBR to talk Skybound's Thief of Thieves, covering everything from co-writing with Robert Kirkman & James Asmus to playing character moments against the larger plot.
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Accused Train Robber, Whiskey Thief Sets Sights On Game Consoles | Kotaku Australia
An accused whiskey drinkin’, train robbin’, Xbox stealin’ ne’er-do-well was picked up earlier this month after police say he s...
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Police Blotter: Burglar Steals Laptop and Bottle of Whiskey from 8th Ave. Apartment - Police & Fire - Park Slope, NY Patch
Reports from the NYPD’s 78th Precinct.
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Rickey Butch Walker: Whiskey Thief Shot
Whiskey thief ShotMoonshine, wildcat, and corn whiskey were the favorite drink of my grandpa, and I was the only one he trusted to take care of his brew. He showed me how to raise an old hollow log that was made into a beehive to conceal a pint of his liquor.
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Aaron Williams (In Walks Bud) w/ special guests Whiskey Root | June 14 | 9pm | | Monk's Missoula
Aaron Williams (In Walks Bud) w/ special guests Whiskey Root | June 14 | 9pm | Join us for a night of talented musicians and great drink specials. Aaron Williams is from the very talented Reggae/Rock group “In Walks Bud.
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Cops: Whiskey thief flees in Allston
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