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Locutus
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If you're gonna do it, might as well do it this way I 'spose.



Distillery worker commits suicide by leaping into vat of whisky


A distillery worker killed himself by leaping into a huge vat of whisky, it has emerged.

Brian Ettles, 46, drowned after he climbed up a 16ft wooden container filled with water and yeast and threw himself inside.

Paramedics and firefighters rushed to the scene of the tragedy at The Glenfiddich Distillery, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Father-of-two Mr Ettles' was discovered inside the 50,000-litre tank, known as a washback, which is used in the early stages of distilling whisky.

It is thought that the incident at the distillery in Dufftown, Banffshire, on Saturday evening happened the day after Mr Ettles's wife Irene celebrated her 54th birthday.

The family were too distraught to speak but the close-knit community were left in shock.

Eileen Mackenzie, 67, who lives close to the family home, said: "I am just really shocked.
"It's such a horrible way for someone to go and most people I have spoken to are really quite upset about it.

"He was just a young man and I have no idea what might have made him want to take his own life in such a way."

Mr Ettles, from nearby Keith, was father to son Stuart, 21, and daughter Julie, 25.
He held a senior role at the world-famous whisky plant and had been an employee for 23 years.

A waitress at The Commercial Hotel in Dufftown said that Mr Ettles had been into the hotel's restaurant and bar over the festive period.

The worker, who didn't want to be named, said: "Brian had been in the bar a few times for food and a pint after he finished work.

"Nobody here really knew him that well because he lived in Keith, but he seemed like a nice enough man and we are all really shaken up that he has died."

Shocked bosses at the Glenfiddich plant closed the popular tourist attraction for the second day yesterday (Tue) as a mark of respect for Mr Ettles and so police could finish their investigations.

A spokeswoman for Grampian Police said: "Officers were called to an address in Dufftown where a 46-year-old man was found dead. There are no suspicious circumstances."

The award winning Glenfiddich plant was opened in 1886 by William Grant and is still run by members of his family.

A spokesman for the firm said: "We decided to close as a mark of respect for the person who died. Our thoughts go out to his family."







Distillery worker commits suicide by leaping into vat of whisky - Telegraph (external - login to view)
 
WLDB
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I wouldnt want my last drink to be partially made whisky.
 
L Gilbert
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I'd prefer dying of cranial aneurysm or heart attack while having sex.
 
Spade
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I knew a man who was once attacked by a whiskey jack. Lived.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

I knew a man who was once attacked by a whiskey jack. Lived.


A mouse once bit my sister... We're pretty sure that the mouse was tight on Scotch.
 
Spade
#6
Could've kilt her!
 
captain morgan
#7
We were all pretty worried... Fear in the community ran rampant regarding the savage vermin that was randomly attacking women, children and possibly livestock.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

We were all pretty worried... Fear in the community ran rampant regarding the savage vermin that was randomly attacking women, children and possibly livestock.

Sounds like the stories old Randolph Hearst used to publish about blacks smoking pot and raping everything in sight.
 
Spade
#9
Fear in Cow Town...
Fear in India (external - login to view)
Fear is fearful, I fear.
 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Sounds like the stories old Randolph Hearst used to publish about blacks smoking pot and raping everything in sight.

Ain't those stories great?.. The imagination is one of the most powerful things going.
 
Spade
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Sounds like the stories old Randolph Hearst used to publish about blacks smoking pot and raping everything in sight.

Ahh, those were the times. They don't make democracies like that anymore!
 
captain morgan
#12
Ain't that the truth... And these were 'pure' democracies to boot.. Why, they 'voted' (in a way - kinda) about all sorts of things like who should be placed in the stocks and peppered with rotten foodstuffs and the identity of the witches that needed a good ole fashioned burning.

Direct democracy meted-out without debate or delay.
 
Spade
#13
Well, the riff raff didn't vote.
 
captain morgan
#14
There was a vote that resulted in the riff raff being prohibited from voting... It was all democratic-like
 
#juan
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#15
I suppose they had to throw out the whole damn batch.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

Well, the riff raff didn't vote.

When did women get the vote? I believe they were considered riff raff too, along with blacks and injuns.
 
Walter
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

When did women get the vote? I believe they were considered riff raff too, along with blacks and injuns.

We didn't call 'em blacks.
 
Spade
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#18
Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

When did women get the vote? I believe they were considered riff raff too, along with blacks and injuns.

And an assortment of others from Hutterites, Chinese, Community Doukhobors, East Indians...

Gotta thank that liberal Diefenbaker for remedying some of these inequities.

Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

We didn't call 'em blacks.

And you didn't call them "Brazil nuts" when you were trying to "bargain" the price down at the grocers.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by SpadeView Post

I knew a man who was once attacked by a whiskey jack. Lived.

Nasty little beasts. They attack everything. Attacked the tune in the sandwich of my lunch, attacked my dessert, etc. Aggressive little buggers.

Deafenbaker made me donuts one time. Damned liberal got too much flour in em and first time I dunked my donut, the greedy bastard drank all my coffee. And I told the silly baker to not put too much flour in. Stupid deafen bugger.
 
gopher
#20
one of my favorite tunes:

Molly Hatchet - Whiskey Man - YouTube (external - login to view)
 
eh1eh
#21
Self embalming.
 

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