Tennessee state agents have 2,400 bottles of Jack Daniel's whiskey impounded after they were found in several storage buildings.
The cache, valued at $1 million, was discovered as part of an investigation into possible illegal sales of whiskey by two businesses in Lynchburg, where the Jack Daniel's distillery is located. Some of the illegal whiskey also was found in a motel in Nashville, 65 miles away. No arrests have been announced.
"There are bottles here that are not even sold in this county," said Mike Cawthorn, senior agent in charge of the Nashville office of the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission. "There are bottles of Jack Daniel's here that are to be sold only in Italy and Spain."
Danielle Elks, executive director of the ABC, said one bottle dates to 1914 and could be worth as much as $10,000.
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